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Mohamed Salah spotted on camera preventing Kostas Tsimikas from lifting the FA Cup in prank

The Liverpool talisman was in high spirits after the Reds won the FA Cup against Chelsea, although Salah himself didn’t play a big role as he was pulled out with injury.

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Klopp reflects on Liverpool’s FA Cup final victory

Mohamed Salah was spotted pranking Liverpool match winner Kostas Tsimikas as the Reds lifted their first FA Cup trophy under boss Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool toppled Chelsea via a penalty shootout – the second time this has happened this season, but Salah didn’t have a significant impact on the draw as he was forced to hobble with an injury at the start of the match. He was replaced by Diogo Jota midway through the first half.

The Egypt international joined his team-mates on the iconic Wembley steps for the traditional trophy lift but was clearly in a mischievous mood. Liverpool stars took turns holding the famous piece of silverware aloft, with Tsimikas – the winning penalty scorer, waiting patiently at the end of the line.

Just before the Greece international could get a chance to get his hands on the trophy himself, Salah jokingly took it back and looked like he was going to throw it the other way. The joke brought a lot of laughs and potentially a brief moment of panic for Tsimikas who may have feared his moment had passed.

After the game, Salah also allayed fears of being left out of the Champions League final later this month against Real Madrid. Pressed to comment on whether he will be ready, the 29-year-old said: “Of course, of course, everything is fine!”

His manager appeared to echo Salah’s sentiments during his post-match media duties. “Mo came and said he could go on, but I felt a little thing,” Klopp told ITV. “I hope he will be fine.”

Mohamed Salah was taken off injured in the first half


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Salah is ready and eager to face the La Liga giants in another Champions League final – four years after suffering an injury in the first exchanges after Sergio Ramos damaged the Liverpool striker’s shoulder in a a clash for the ball.

After the Reds knocked out fellow Spanish side Villarreal in the last four legs of this year’s competition but unsure whether it would be Real or Manchester City in the final, Salah admitted he wanted revenge.

“I want to play against Madrid, I have to be honest,” Salah said after the Liverpool win. “City are a very tough team, we’ve played against them several times this season. I think personally I would prefer Madrid. We lost in the final against them, so I want to play against them and hopefully win.”

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