Time’s recognition of Mohamed Salah helps confront prejudice: Jürgen Klopp

• US magazine puts Liverpool striker among 100 ‘most influential’
• ‘He’s a role model in so many different things,’ says manager

Jürgen Klopp has welcomed Time magazine’s recognition of Mohamed Salah as an important step in confronting the prejudice that has given rise to Islamophobia.

The Liverpool striker was this week named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by the American publication and featured as one of its six front-cover stars. The comedian and TV host John Oliver, a Liverpool fan, wrote the accompanying tribute to Salah in which he praised the 26-year-old as an iconic figure for “Egyptians, Scousers and Muslims the world over”.

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