Mo Salah: Liverpool star thought female reporter was trying to kiss him after 2019 CL final

Mohamed Salah finally got himself back on the scoresheet in Liverpool colours during the team’s 2-1 win over Ajax.

Going into the Champions League encounter, the Egyptian forward had scored just two goals in six Premier League matches, the last of them coming in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

For a player of Salah’s unquestionable quality, that’s a very poor return, but he looked back somewhere close to his best against Ajax.

Salah’s goal at Anfield – which was expertly finished his left peg – has also seen him move ahead of Steven Gerrard as Liverpool’s record scorer in Champions League action with 15.

Not bad, Mo.

Salah often thrives in club football’s biggest competition and played a crucial role in Liverpool’s triumph in 2018/19.

The former Chelsea man scored five goals in the Champions League that season, including one from the penalty spot in the 2-0 final victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Mo Salah's penalty for Liverpool vs Spurs
MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 01: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool scores the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

And after that famous win at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, which was secured by Divock Origi’s late goal, Salah was involved in a rather wholesome and light-hearted moment on the pitch.

During a post-match interview with female reporter, Isabel Forner, Salah backed away and held up his hand with a smile on his face when Forner leaned in to ask a question.

The journalist wanted to make herself heard due to the noise inside the stadium, but it seems the Liverpool man mistakenly thought she was actually leaning in for a kiss – which, of course, she wasn’t.

Check out footage of the incident…

Video: Salah thought female reporter was trying to kiss him after Liverpool 2-0 Spurs

How can you not love Mo, eh?

What did Salah actually say after Liverpool’s Champions League final win?

As well as misinterpreting the intentions of Forner for a brief moment, Salah gave his thoughts on Liverpool’s memorable win over Spurs which saw the club lift the European Cup for the sixth time.

“Honestly I don’t know what to say,” a jubilant Salah said after the full-time whistle had been blown.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah after winning the Champions League
MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 01: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool kisses the Champions League Trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

“Everybody’s happy now, we’ve won the final. It’s our second final in a row, and I got to play 90 minutes finally.

“There wasn’t one great individual performance for anyone, but all the team were brilliant tonight. Congratulations to all of us and all the fans around the world.

“I sacrificed a lot in my career, especially to leave my parents in Cairo to play football.

“To be an Egyptian in the Champions League, it’s unbelievable. I’m very glad for that.”

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