‘Your support is an inspiration’: Mohamed Salah invites partially sighted fan to Melwood training ground after video of him celebrating the winner against Napoli went viral
- Mohamed Salah invites Liverpool fan Mike Kearney to Melwood training ground
- Kearney, who’s partially sighted, went viral after celebrating one of Salah’s goals
- He was seen celebrating as his cousin described the winning goal against Napoli
- Salah described Kearney as an ‘inspiration’ during the special visit to Melwood
- Kearney and his cousin met Van Dijk, Jurgen Klopp and other Liverpool stars
Liverpool created another special night under the lights at Anfield last Tuesday when Mohamed Salah scored the winning goal against Napoli to send them into the last 16 of the Champions League.
The night became particularly special for one Reds fan, Mike Kearney, who was seen celebrating the goal in the Kop End while his cousin Stephen Garcia described the goal due to him being partially sighted.
The touching moment went viral as social media fell in love with the duo for their routine which they do for every goal and big moment during a match.
Mohamed Salah (left) meets partially sighted Liverpool fan Mike Kearney to Melwood
This is the heartwarming moment Kearney was seen celebrating Salah’s goal against Napoli
His cousin was seen talking into his ear to describe Mo Salah’s opening goal against Napoli
Fans were moved by the uplifting video and it quickly did the rounds on social media
The Liverpool forward showed great feet to dance into the area before slotting into the net
Following the heartwarming moment, things ‘went mad’ for the pair resulting in Salah inviting both Kearney and his cousin down to Melwood training ground to meet the players.
As they waited for the squad, cousin Garcia described which Liverpool star would be approaching before getting to meet them for a brief chat.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was first to meet the pair and he took the time to have a quick chat with them before labelling them as ‘the famous two’.
After reflecting on the moment, Garcia explained how it was just a normal thing that they always do.
The pair were invited by Salah to Melwood training ground to meet the Liverpool squad
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was the first to greet the pair at the club’s training ground
The three have a laugh before Klopp goes off to get ready for the training session
Kearney’s cousin, Stephen (right), describes how tall Klopp is following their meeting
The duo then get to meet Salah who takes the time to talk about how long they’ve been fans
Salah then asks Kearney if he enjoyed the last time Liverpool played – a 3-1 over Man United
The Egyptian talisman then provides the two cousins with a personalised Liverpool shirt
On Kearney’s shirt, Salah left a message which read: ‘To Michael, your support is an inspiration’
‘It’s just our routine, it’s what we do,’ Garcia told Klopp.
‘I tell him every goal kick, every corner, every throw-in.
‘Obviously he knows when we score because he gets a big hug, a big celebration.
‘I always tell him who scored and how the play sort of went then we just react and celebrate.’
It was then Salah’s turn to meet Garcia and Kearney only to turn gift each of them a signed Liverpool shirt with his name and number on the back.
The Egyptian talisman left a personalised message on Kearney’s shirt which read, ‘To Michael, your support is an inspiration, Mo Salah.’
Kearney and Garcia then get the chance to meet Divock Origi (left) and other Reds players
While meeting Salah again, Virgil van Dijk makes his way over to meet Kearney and his cousin
Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson tells the pair that he has watched their video
Klopp then meets the duo for a second time before telling them the moment was nice to see
Kearney then thanks Klopp for everything before getting a picture with the German manager
But their day was just about to get even better as the two die-hard supporters were invited to the team’s training session before getting their shirts signed by every squad member.
Upon meeting Divock Origi, Kearney said: ‘The best day of the year so far was when you slotted against the Blues mate.’
After meeting the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Alisson and Sadio Mane, Klopp returned to sign their shirts and get a picture taken with them.