Mohamed Salah’s touching gesture after Liverpool beat Leeds sums up his character

Liverpool landed a telling blow in the Premier League after beating Leeds United 3-0 at Elland Road with Mohamed Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mane getting on the scoresheet

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Mohamed Salah's brilliant gesture at the end of the match against Leeds United perfectly sums up the character of the player.


The Egypt international was in fine form as Liverpool dominated the Whites in a 3-0 result at Elland Road.

It was Salah to draw blood first when he cleverly finished Trent Alexander-Arnold's low cross after just 20 minutes.

Fabinho doubled the lead shortly into the second half with a scruffy effort that fell kindly to the Brazilian.

While Mane made sure of the result in the dying embers of the match after finally getting a goal himself, having tried on numerous occasions on what could have been a frustrating afternoon for the Senegal international.

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah handed his shirt to one young fan to underline his class as a human

Immediately after the game, as Salah made his way down the tunnel – a young fan was holding a sign saying: "Salah, please can I have your shirt?"

The Egypt international duly obliged in a touching moment that gave the supporter a moment he will treasure forever.

It speaks volumes of the 29-year-old, who often gives to charities and visits fans in hospital and in the community.

Salah scored his 100th Premier League goal of his career in just 162 appearances, with 98 coming at Liverpool and two at Chelsea.

Only four players have reached that total quicker than the former AS Roma star – Thierry Henry, Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Alan Shearer.

Some esteemed company as the Liverpool star surely writes himself into Premier League history as one of its best goalscorers.

Mohamed Salah has reached 100 Premier League goals

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However, the match was overshadowed by a serious injury to Harvey Elliott, who was forced off on a stretcher.

Leeds defender Pascal Struijk was sent off as a result while Salah was the first to see how serious the problem was.

Jurgen Klopp said after the match that the 18-year-old had dislocated his ankle, and while there are huge worries over the situation, Elliott could be back this season.

"We'll play without him, but we will wait for him as well because he is a top player," the Reds boss said.

Pascal Struijk sends message to Harvey Elliott after Liverpool star dislocates ankle

Liverpool star Harvey Elliott gives shirt and boot to young fan in hospital after horror injury

"I saw the situation. I could see his foot was not in the right place. That is why we were all shocked.

"I cannot feel the game anymore. Harvey overshadows everything."

Elliott revealed on Instagram that he has already begun the road to recovery and thanked the fans for their messages.

"Harvey, his family and Liverpool FC would like to place on record their thanks to the paramedics and all the staff at Leeds General Infirmary for the care and treatment given," the club said in a statement.

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