waxwork doppelganger

He has 137 Liverpool goals, two Golden Boots, one Premier League title and a Champions League winners’ medal to his name, and now Mohamed Salah has been immortalised at London’s Madame Tussauds wax museum.

The Egyptian star, 29, came face-to-face with his waxwork doppelganger in a private viewing over the weekend, fresh from scoring a sensational goal against Watford in Liverpool’s 5-0 hammering of the Hornets.

Salah was left astounded upon setting his eyes on the figure, saying: ‘That looks exactly like me, it is like I am looking into the mirror. Does he have abs or no?’

He later reflected: ‘It’s a blessing to be recognised and immortalised in this way.

‘I couldn’t believe it when I stood alongside ‘me’, it’s like looking at my own reflection in a mirror. I can’t wait to see what the fans think.

‘It’s been an amazing experience working with the artists at Madame Tussauds London to create my first ever wax figure.

Salah worked with artists to ensure his waxwork was accurate, undertaking hundreds of measurements and photographs. The figure stands in the attraction’s Awards Party Zone.

His wax figure wears the cream suit that Salah donned on the front cover of GQ Middle East magazine, while his hands are pointing upwards in recognition of his goal celebration.

‘Mo Salah is one of the game’s greats, arguably the best in the world right now, and incredibly deserving of a Madame Tussauds London figure,’ said Tim Waters, general manager at Madame Tussauds London.

The 29-year-old joined Liverpool in 2017 and has become a football superstar during his stint at Anfield, helping the Reds return to English football’s summit for the first time in 30 years in 2020.

He is also one of the Premier League’s most lethal marksmen, and his tally of 32 goals during the 2017-18 campaign remains the most goals scored by a player in a single league campaign.

Salah has begun the 2021-22 campaign in fine form, scoring 12 goals in 11 games in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The Egyptian bagged the winner against Atletico Madrid during a five-goal thriller on Tuesday night, and his sensational performances have seen fans and pundits label the attacker football’s best player on the planet at present.

‘He is the best in the world at the moment. I’ve seen Mbappe, Neymar, Messi – who hasn’t played enough,’ former Liverpool star Steve McManaman said.

‘Lewandowski has carried on scoring for Bayern but not these type of goals. I can’t think of anyone who is playing better football than Mo Salah at the moment.’

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