Mohamed Salah's boots added to Egyptian collection at the British Museum

18 May, 2018, 04:54 | Author: Wade Massey
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The boots of Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah will next week take pride of place in the British Museum's Egypt Ancient Egypt exhibition alongside the statues of Pharaohs and the Rosetta Stone, The National reports.

This year, the 25-year-old forward Salah played the best season ever played by an Egyptian, scoring 44 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions this season.

The "Egyptian Pharoah" as he is fondly called by his fans at Liverpool will now have his boots displayed in the museum's Egyptian collection.

Salah scored 32 goals for the Reds in the 2017-18 season, earning him the coveted Golden Boot.

Salah has also attained national-treasure status in Egypt after his late penalty in a 2-1 win over DR Congo secured his country's qualification to this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

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This acquisition brings the British Museum's world famous Egyptian collection right up to date.

The Adidas X17 Deadly Strike boots of Salah's have been given to the British Museum after the Egyptian won the Premier League's Golden Boot.

A spokesperson for the museum said the display would begin next week, although the exact day was unconfirmed.

Salah is not finished yet, though, as he heads to the Champions League final on Saturday week in Kiev against holders Real Madrid and thence to Russian Federation leading Egypt's line in their first World Cup appearance in 28 years.

Originally from Nagrir, in Northern Egypt, Salah has been praised for his impact both on and off the pitch this season.

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