Can names Salah ‘King of Egypt’

The Germany international was highly impressed with the heroics of his Liverpool team-mate.

Emre Can praised Mohamed Salah as he named him the ‘King of Egypt’ following the outstanding performance of the winger during the international break. The Liverpool winger was vital in Egypt’s 2-1 win over Congo in the final qualifier for the 2018 World Cup. Salah scored twice, with his second goal being a last minute penalty, only to send his country to the showpiece tournament for the first time in 17 years.

Emre Can admitted he was more than happy to see his Liverpool team-mate lead Egypt to the World Cup.

“It’s crazy. I saw a few videos from the game and how the fans reacted,” Can told Liverpool’s website.

“It was a penalty in the 95th minute.

“I’m very happy for Mo – he is the King of Egypt!”

The 23-year-old midfielder also highlighted the importance of the Egyptian to the Reds, stating: “He has done amazing so far. He has scored a lot of goals, he has played brilliantly.

“Off the pitch, he is a very good guy. He is an amazing signing for us and I hope he will score a lot of goals in the next few weeks as well.”