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Legendary Liverpool star Mo Salah to be immortalised at Madame Tussauds with own wax figure

Mo Salah will be among hundreds of celebrities honoured at Madame Tussauds [Getty]

Date of publication: 24 January, 2020

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Premier League football star Mo Salah will be honoured with his own wax statue at Madame Tussauds in London.
Egyptian football star Mo Salah will be honoured with his own wax statue at Madame Tussauds in London. 

The Liverpool striker spent time with experts at the famous wax museum, having his measurements taken and posing for pictures, a video posted on his Twitter revealed. 

"I'm getting my very own figure later this year," the Premier League footballer says excitedly.

Salah will join hundreds of the world's most famous celebrities honoured at the museum when his wax statue is unveiled later in 2020.

"We're kicking off 2020 with this announcement which is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for football lovers around the world. As Egyptian Forward and currently both European and World Club Champion with Liverpool FC, Mo Salah is a global star at the peak of his power," said Madame Tussauds general manager.

"We know that fans will love seeing him at the home of celebrity, where he rightly belongs." 

Other celebrities to join the wax museum's line up in 2020 include pop singers Taylor Swift and Michael Bublé.

The last Liverpool star to be among Madame Tussaud's celebrities was former captain Steven Gerrard almost ten years ago.

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Salah is idolised in many Muslim countries as well as around the world both for his sporting prowess and his dedication to his faith.

His football success proving extremely popular among fans, 27-year-old Salah has been credited with bringing down levels of hate crimes and Islamophobia in the Liverpool area since joining the club, according to a study.

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