Salah's boots sit at British Museum

Mohamed Salah's boots sit on display in the British Museum in London

The footwear, belonging to the Gharbia-born Liverpool FC striker - and recent victor of the Premier League's Golden Boot award - will be displayed alongside ancient Egyptian sandals, and various other priceless objects in Room 61 of the British Museum, from next week.

"The boots tell a story of a modern Egyptian icon, performing in the United Kingdom, with a truly global impact", Spencer said, adding that "displayed amidst the statues of ancient pharaohs, we now show the boots with which Mo Salah won the Golden Boot for Liverpool".

"We've made an exciting new acquisition!" the museum posted on Twitter.

The Egypt worldwide has earned huge popularity at home, in the United Kingdom and around the world after his performances for the Reds and for leading his nation to the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

This acquisition brings the British Museum's world famous Egyptian collection right up to date.

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Salah, who became the all time top scorer in the league with 32 goals, won the PFA Player of the year award among many other accolades.

The "Egyptian Pharoah" as he is fondly called by his fans at Liverpool will now have his boots displayed in the museum's Egyptian collection.

"The boots tell the story of a modern Egyptian icon, performing in the United Kingdom, with a truly global impact", Neal Spencer, the Keeper of Ancient Egypt and Sudan said. He...

A spokesperson for the museum said the display would begin next week, although the exact day was unconfirmed.

With a Champions League Final and a World Cup campaign looming on the horizon, we're willing to be Salah's 2018 is going to get even better. Muslim leaders claim his success is helping tackle Islamophobia.

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