Watch: Mo Salah bizarrely throws shirt to Brighton fan after injury sub

Mo Salah celebrates scoring for Liverpool against Brighton at the Amex Stadium, Brighton, England. 12 March 2022.

Mohamed Salah threw his shirt to a Brighton fan who asked for it as he walked down the tunnel injured during Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Brighton in the Premier League’s early kick-off.

Salah went down soon after he scored Liverpool’s crucial second goal from the penalty spot in the 61st minute and was quickly subbed off to avoid aggravating the injury further.

Diogo Jota came on for him and as Salah walked down the tunnel, a young Brighton fan asked him for his shirt. Bizarrely, Salah obliged, rather than wait and give it to a Liverpool supporter instead.

The Brighton fan was likely surprised to see the Egyptian whipping off his top shirt and chucking it in his direction. The young lad yelled out “Thank you” in response.

It was another good performance by Salah and Liverpool, who went ahead in the 19th minute thanks to a header from new boy Luis Diaz.

As he put the ball into the net, the Colombian was brutally tackled by Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez as he headed the ball and it was surprising when the Brighton ‘keeper was not reprimanded by VAR.

Salah’s injury would have concerned Liverpool fans, with the loss of their key man potentially a huge issue in their title aspirations.

“We will see, he thinks it’s not serious,” manager Jurgen Klopp told BT Sport.

“But you see when Salah is sitting down, something is not 100 percent right.”

“I think it was the situation… when he hit the ball and it got blocked, I think the foot got slightly overstretched. Let’s see.”

Regardless, Klopp was full of praise for his team, who overcame a difficult opponent away from home to cut the gap on league leaders Manchester City to three points.

“We were good, we knew Brighton are a really good team that can create problems,” Klopp said.

“We were really strong and scored a great goal. We had really good moments with massive chances where we missed the final pass. But I’m happy.”

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