Mo Salah. If you haven’t already noticed, Liverpool has really taken to the Egyptian striker. And now even the local choirs are getting involved.
Ever since he found his lethal touch in front of the goal early on in the season, Salah has become a Kop favourite remarkably quick. Not a match goes by where Mo Salah’s name is chanted from the Liverpool supporters to the tune of James’ ‘Sit Down’.
RedsBet invited a local choir to get us all up for the United match on Saturday. To celebrate Salah’s incredible season in the red (and orange!) shirt. To encourage him to score the goals necessary to become Liverpool’s top scorer over one season since the start of the Premier League era. Salah is currently at 32 goals, four goals behind the current record holder Robbie Fowler. Go ed Salah, you can do it.
Singing Our Socks Off, an incredibly fun and talented community choir from North Liverpool, turned the city centre into a Mo Salah themed street festival.
Commuters and football fans leaving the city Wednesday morning were treated to a performance of a selection of Salah songs outside of Lime Street. A large crowd congregated on the steps in front of the station, in awe of the 20 women and one man, singing their socks off in honour of the striker dubbed the Egyptian King.
Salah is currently the best player in Europe. No, really. CIES Football Observatory have released their rankings for performances over the past month, based on OPTA data and technical performance in domestic league games, and the Egyptian came out on top. Ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who’s followed by Roberto Firmino. Andy Robertson and Virgil Van Dijk both sit in the top 10, and Loris Karius in 14th. What on earth is going on?
After blessing Lime Street with their Salah serenades, the choir made their way down to Liverpool One. In the spot where the distinctive Liverpool Christmas Tree stood all through December, the choir attracted another large group of curious spectators. When the repertoire was fully covered, they were on the move again, this time parading through Paradise Street singing Mo Mo, Mo Mo Mo Mo, Mo Mo Mo Mo, Mo Mo Mo Mo Salah.
The march was only briefly interrupted when the ladies belted out Snow Patrol’s ‘Chasing Cars’ together with a busker outside of McDonalds on Lord Street.
Eventually the tour of the city centre came to a conclusion outside of the Liverpool FC store on Williamson Square. A couple of Irishmen from Cork decided to join in on a rendition of “Oh Mané Mané”, to another fairly large crowds’ delight. In the background was Bakchich, the Lebanese restaurant, a favourite of Salah himself. The restaurant has been giving away Salah’s favourite food (mezze hummus falafel) every time he scores, but funnily enough ran out of the dish after the Newcastle match. Fingers crossed they’ll be cleaned out this weekend too.