Liverpool star Mohamed Salah featured on the new cover of GQ’s first issue of the year as the King of Egypt launches his AFCON campaign.
Dressed in designer clothes Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Hermes, the 29-year-old looks back on his career so far and his journey to become one of the best ballers on the planet.
This season, Salah has been remarkable, scoring 19 goals and assisting nine in just 20 games, putting him on track to break his own record.
In discussions with Oliver Franklin-Wallis, Salah said: “If you asked me if it was a motivation for me to be here? Yes, of course. I can’t really lie and honestly say I didn’t think about it.
“I want to be the best player in the world. But I’ll have a good life even if I don’t win [the Ballon d’Or]. My life is fine, everything is fine.
Winning three titles, including the Premier League in the 2019-20 season, Salah reiterated that his future is in the club’s hands and does not ask for ‘crazy stuff’.
He said: “The problem is when you ask for something and they show you that they can give you something because they appreciate what you’ve done for the club.”
“I’ve been here since my fifth year now. I know the club very well. I love the fans. The fans love me. But with the administration, they have [been] recounted the situation. It is in their hands.
The Egyption has scored more Premier League goals than any other African player in history, reaching 100 goals faster than any other Liverpool player. Despite this, he was never in the top three for the Ballon d’Or, football’s most esteemed individual award.
Many fans were shocked that Salah only finished seventh in the vote for last year’s award, won by Paris Saint-Germain’s Messi.
Described as the ‘best player in the world’ by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Salah said: “I’m sure a lot of people enjoy what I do.
“I don’t really care. Weak minds like to feel that way. I do not.”
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