LONDON – The boots of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah have been displayed among Egyptian collection in a British Museum, as reports revealed that the Muslim superstar would not fast on the day of Champions League final.
“’This acquisition brings the British Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection right up to date,” said Neal Spencer, Keeper of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, Goal.com reported.
“The boots tell a story of a modern Egyptian icon, performing in the UK, with a truly global impact.
“Displayed amidst the statues of ancient pharaohs, we now show the boots with which Mo Salah won the Golden Boot for Liverpool.”
“Salah will shortly lead his national team, known as The Pharaohs, to the World Cup Finals. This acquisition builds on our recent project to acquire objects to tell the story of day-to-day life in 20th and 21st century Egypt.
“From sport to entertainment, worldwide trade to design, this collection is now accessible to all – like those from other periods of Egypt’s rich history.”
Salah’s Adidas X17 Deadly Strike boots have been given to the London Museum and have been displayed on gallery 61 ahead of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid on Saturday, May 26.
The boots will join 5,000-year-old sand-dried mummy, wall paintings from the tomb of Nabamun and sculptures of Rameses the Great in the collection.
His boots will be displayed next to footwear from ancient Egypt and adjacent to a selection of gold pharaonic jewelry in what is one of the biggest collection of Egyptian objects outside of the country.
The boots have been displayed at the museum to commemorate Salah winning the 2018 Premier League Golden Boot award.
As European fans await the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday, Liverpool’s physiotherapist has denied earlier reports that that Salah would fast on the day of the big game.
“We were in Marbella and the nutritionist established a work plan,” Ruben Pons told Spanish radio station Cadena SER, The Independent reported.
“Tomorrow and the day of the match he won’t, so it’s not going to affect him.”
The Egyptian is a devout Muslim and has been, as all who follow Islam do, abstaining from eating food and drinking any liquid during daylight hours as part of Ramadan, which began on 16 May.