That’s sweet! Mohamed Salah handed £42 box of Thorntons chocolates as he gives fan shirt in return after netting brace in Liverpool’s Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade
- Mohamed Salah swapped his shirt for a gift with a Liverpool supporter
- The Egyptian scored twice in the 4-0 European victory over Red Star Belgrade
- At full-time Salah picked out the fan in the crowd and handed her his match shirt
- She gave him a gift-wrapped box of luxury Thorntons chocolates worth £42
Mohamed Salah delighted one lucky Liverpool fan in attendance at Anfield on Wednesday night as he swapped his shirt for a box of chocolates after the final whistle.
The Egyptian forward scored twice as Jurgen Klopp’s side overpowered Red Star Belgrade to move top of Champions League Group C with a routine 4-0 win.
Salah scored the Reds’ second goal of the night just before half-time before doubling his tally from the penalty spot not long after the restart.
Mohamed Salah delighted one lucky Liverpool fan in attendance at Anfield on Wednesday
The Egyptian forward swapped his shirt for a £42 box of chocolates after the final whistle
Salah was seen carrying the gift around the pitch after the game but it’s unclear what was in it
SALAH vs RED STAR
Minutes played: 73
Shots on target: 3
Passing accuracy: 70%
He was replaced by substitute Daniel Sturridge after 73 minutes but as Salah made his way onto the pitch at full-time, he ran over to a female fan in the front row and handed her his shirt.
She appeared to be holding a sign in Arabic and called him over before giving Salah a wrapped gift after he handed her the jersey.
The package was a £42 luxury box of chocolates by Thorntons, from the manufacturer’s Corne Port Royal Classic Assorted collection.
It proved to be a momentous night for Salah as his brace ensured he reached 50 goals for Liverpool. The 26-year-old notched his half-century for the club in just 65 games, making him the quickest Reds player to reach the milestone.
Salah, who scored a staggering 44 goals across all competitions last season, had been criticised for a relatively sluggish start to this campaign.
Salah scored his 50th goal for Liverpool from the penalty spot at Anfield on Wednesday night
Jurgen Klopp embraced Salah after substituting the Egyptian forward when he was on a brace
However, on a night the power went out in the main stand he put in an electric performance. The 26–year-old, however, was expressionless throughout and did not appear to show any emotion for both of his goals.
Klopp was not worried when asked if his talisman, who was substituted to a standing ovation, was happy. ‘He’s completely fine,’ he said. ‘It’s all good. I couldn’t see his face (when he scored) but I know he’s fine. I saw his face when I took him off – that was different.’
Salah, who said he was ‘very proud’ to reach the landmark, promised that more was to come.
‘I want to keep scoring and helping the team to win games,’ he said.