Mohamed Salah’s dazzling form for Liverpool this season will be music to the ears of Egypt fans as they approach the 2018 World Cup full of optimism.
The 25-year-old is coming into the prime years of his career and has undoubtedly proven his true ability after returning to the Premier League for a second time this season.
Liverpool snapped up the athletic winger last summer in a deal that could rise to 50million euros after he had rebuilt his reputation in Italy.
Salah was treated poorly during his first spell in the Premier League with Chelsea, featuring in just 13 Premier League games over two seasons and, after loans spells with Fiorentina and Roma, he eventually joined the latter on a permanent basis.
He went on to score 15 times in 31 Serie A outings for Roma prior to heading to Anfield and has undoubtedly been Liverpool’s star man this season, scoring 22 Premier League goals already.
Egypt will be hoping that he remains injury free for their third World Cup appearance, having scored five of their eight goals during the final Group stage of qualifying to see them finish top, ahead of Uganda, Ghana and Congo.
The versatile wide man boasts 32 goals in 56 caps for The Pharaohs and he was crucial in helping them finish runners-up at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, but he has never featured at a World Cup and will need to prove he can do it on the grandest of stages.
Egypt are priced at 5.00 to win their opening Group A match against Uruguay, who can be backed at 1.70 to win, while the draw is available at 3.60.