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Why didn’t Mo Salah celebrate against Chelsea?

The Egyptian held his hands up in respect after opening the scoring against Chelsea.

To celebrate or not to celebrate.

OK, I get it if you have been at a club for a long time, you were loved by the fans and left as a mutual decision and you choose not to celebrate when you score against your old employers.

But if you have been bought on a whim, not given a fair chance to demonstrate your skills and then shipped out, some would argue you owe your current fans a release of passion.

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No celebrations here

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No celebrations here

However, Liverpool’s Mo Salah was most likely showing a sign of respect to the 300 people who lost their lives in a horrific terror attack in Egypt.

Salah is one of the best players in the Premier League this season and continued his great form against Chelsea.

The Egyptian played at Stamford Bridge for a year before he was unceremoniously sent on loan to Fiorentina.

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Coutinho was not on the same wavelength

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Coutinho was not on the same wavelength

Fair play to him, he eventually joined Roma and became one of the hottest properties in Serie A.

Liverpool recognised that talent and splashed around £40 million on bringing him back to England.

So when the two met at Anfield this evening and Salah opened the scoring after the ball broke fortuitously in the box, he would have been forgiven for wheeling away in celebration.

Total respect

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Total respect

But Salah is a class act. 

While some on Twitter claimed it was a sign of respect to Chelsea, we prefer the idea he was respecting those who died in Egypt yesterday.

Good on you, Mo.


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