Salah’s Dual Passion: Football and Chess
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, a name synonymous with footballing brilliance at Anfield, has revealed a surprising addiction – chess. Since his arrival from Roma in 2017, Salah has been a revelation, netting an impressive 198 goals. However, it’s not just the beautiful game that captivates this Egyptian maestro.
Chess: A Daily Ritual for Salah
Salah’s prowess on the pitch is matched by his dedication to chess, a game he plays daily. “I play chess, I am addicted to chess. Every day, literally every day,” he shared in an interview with Sky Sports. His love for the game extends beyond playing; he’s an avid fan, though he modestly doesn’t compare himself to chess legends like Magnus Carlsen.
Magnus Carlsen’s Nod to Salah
The world of chess and football collided when Magnus Carlsen, the renowned World Chess Champion, acknowledged Salah’s chess skills on social media. This interaction sparked excitement, especially considering Carlsen’s previous chess face-off with Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold in 2018.
Salah’s Recent Performance: A Quiet Game at Manchester City
On the field, Salah recently played the full 90 minutes in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Manchester City. Despite his quieter performance, Liverpool’s resilience was on display, with Alexander-Arnold scoring a late equaliser to counter Erling Haaland’s earlier goal for City.
Mo Salah continues to dazzle both on the football field and the chessboard, showcasing his diverse talents and interests. His dedication to chess, coupled with his footballing prowess, makes him a unique figure in the sports world.