4) Mohamed Salah silences his critics
Mohamed Salah has a talent for showing up just as people begin to doubt him and reminding the world to respect how brilliant he is. The former Chelsea player and Egyptian superstar was forced to remind some Chelsea fans that he’s not to be messed with in 2019 after a group of their fans were filmed singing racist remarks about the number 11.
Salah paid no attention to it, or if he did, it served only to spur him on. The Egyptian nearly put a hole in the net at Anfield when Liverpool faced Chelsea a week later, with a strike from outside the area leaving the world’s most expensive goalkeeper clutching at the air as it fired into the top corner.