After Liverpool completed the signing of Mohamed Salah from AS Roma on Thursday, we profile the Egypt forward’s football journey so far.
The 25-year-old passed a medical and put pen to paper on a long-term contract at Melwood, which will come into effect on July 1, 2017.
Here is the story of his career to date…
Born in the Egyptian city of Basyoun, 100km or so north of Cairo, Salah’s footballing journey began in the Nasr City district of the country’s capital.
A talented youngster, he honed his skills in the youth teams of El Mokawloon SC, and made his debut for the senior side aged just 17 at the back end of the 2009-10 season, going on to make five appearances in total.
The following campaign saw Salah fully establish himself in the first team, and he grabbed his first goal at that level in a 1-1 away draw with eventual champions Al-Ahly in December.