Seeing this, it is not surprising that the legend of Liverpool is doubtful. He was worried about Salah's potential for incompatibility with the atmosphere, style and intensity of fast, difficult and physical English football.
"When he [Fake] arrived, many Liverpool fans and I were not sure it would work," Gerrard said.
However, Gerard's doubts proved wrong. It is wrong to react with a dazzling appearance. Although he is not a natural spearhead, Salah is now the top scorer in the 2017/18 Premier League. Of the past 24 games, Salah scored 22 goals, losing only one goal from Harry Kane, who became the best provisional score.
In six months, Salah has become the new idol of Liverpool supporters and the name "Mo Salah" has resonated more and more throughout Anfield.
The culmination was reached when Liverpool beat Porto so wildly, who scored five unanswered goals. In the European League of Champions match, Salah scored one goal and Sadio Mane scored three goals [correction, 16 February 2018 at 15:30: previously written by Salah who managed a hat trick].
Not only because the goal was Salah, but then made the news. It turned the story very interesting especially because the Liverpool fans sang a special song for Salah with the lyrics that became the conversation
"Mo Sa-la-la-la-lah / Mo Sa-la-la-la-la-lah," reads the last song of the Liverpool submarine, "If it's good enough for you. still a few / then I mark I'll be Muslim too If it suits you He's sitting in the mosque, that's where I want to be. "
English and IslamophobiaThe song "wants to be a Muslim" in the song - although it does not matter - becomes interesting in the context of the opinion of British society about Muslims. Islamophobia in the Western world is indeed a common symptom, including in Britain. The victims are not only Muslims, they also have physical characteristics often associated with Muslims, such as the color of the skin and the beard.
This Islamophobic attitude is a reaction to a number of terrorist attacks that have hit England in recent years. Call it the London attack in June 2017, the Manchester bombing in May 2017, and the most important was the London bombing of 7 July 2005, which killed 52 people and wounded 700 others.
All this triggered, as reported by Al Jazeera, hatred and anti-Muslims in Britain generalizing and strengthening.
The Runnymede Trust think tank, which was initially popular because it published a report titled "Islamophobia - A Challenge for All of Us" in 1997, explained the current situation regarding the problem of Islamophobia in Aljazeera: "For more than two decades, increased Islamophobic awareness, whether in terms of discrimination against Muslims or in terms of political discourse". the
The report adds: "It is good that British Muslims continue to fight against Islamophobia, but to fight Islamophobia and all forms of racism effectively we must fight and condemn it. make and commit ourselves to raising awareness about its extent. "
At present, in British society, Islamophobia is still considered very high. According to the Muslim Council of Great Britain, British residents, for example, estimate that the country's Muslim population is 17%, whereas in fact only 5%, 37% of them admit that they will tend to supporting policies to reduce the 62% of Muslims in the UK believe that the UK will lose its identity if more Muslims live in the UK.