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Mo Salah's Non-Celebration Vs Chelsea Was Tribute To Egypt Terror Attack Victims

Mo Salah's Non-Celebration Vs Chelsea Was Tribute To Egypt Terror Attack Victims

Liverpool were unlucky not to hang on for what would have been a valuable three points against Chelsea on Saturday evening, as a late strike from Willian saved a point for Antonio Conte's men.

The goal from Willian looked very much like it was an intended cross, as although the Brazilian is so talented that he is capable of deliberately dinking the keeper from the edge of the area, the two men running to the back post suggested they were the intended target. Did he mean it or not? Nobody can be quite sure.

Another thing that appeared to confuse many was the celebration of Mohamed Salah after he put the hosts in front. The Egyptian scored his 10th Premier League goal of the season to return to the top of the goalscoring charts, and chose not to celebrate, which many thought was due to his time at Chelsea.

Instead, Salah opted not to celebrate out of respect to the 305 Egyptians who lost their lives in a terror attack on a Mosque in north Sinai on Friday.

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Salah comes across as the kind of guy who would not want to rub his former club's nose in it after scoring anyway, but the fact that he was cast aside at Chelsea without having been given a real chance saw many puzzled reactions when he refused to celebrate.

As it turned out, there was far more to it, and Salah - obviously an icon in Egypt - wished to send a message of support back home as he pointed to the sky before his teammates arrived to show their appreciation.

A good player, a good guy, well done Mohamed Salah.

Mikey Traynor

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