Mohamed Salah was spotted apologising to Aymeric Laporte during Liverpool’s barnstorming 3-0 Champions League win over Manchester City.
The Egyptian superstar scored one goal and set up another during the quarter-final first-leg clash at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Liverpool were rampant in the first half, scoring all their goals within a half-hour window.
And eagle-eyed fans were quick to note that Salah ran up to Laporte with his hand out at the half-time whistle, saying: “I’m sorry.”
It’s not known why Anfield’s new favourite son offered the olive branch to his rival.
But some supporters joked that it was because Salah had given Laporte and his team-mates such a torrid time.
One wrote: “Did Mo Salah just apologise to Laporte for making him look stupid for 45 minutes?”
Another said: “Salah just apologised to Laporte for giving him the toughest 45 minutes of his life. What a man what a player.”
However, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will now be sweating over Salah’s fitness after the winger was forced off with a suspected groin injury in the second half.
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The Reds are already without Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Joel Matip, with Jordan Henderson suspended for the second leg at the Etihad, but Salah was again spotted by eagle-eyed fans appearing to tell Klopp that he was “fine”.
Liverpool face Everton on Saturday lunchtime, with Klopp unhappy at Premier League fixture chiefs for giving his squad so little time to recover.