Mohamed Salah Welcomes His Second Child, Nine Months After Liverpool Beat Barcelona 4-0
Mohamed and Magi Salah welcomed their second child into the world this weekend, as Mo’s wife Magi gave birth to a baby girl.
Reportedly named Kayan, the Salahs' second child was born almost exactly nine months after Liverpool’s famous comeback against Barcelona.
Trailing 3-0 from their semi-final first leg against the five-time winners, Liverpool staged perhaps the greatest comeback in the history of the competition, going on to beat Barcelona by four goals to nil (4-3 on aggregate).
Two goals a-piece from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum sent the Reds through to the Champions League final, which they eventually won.
Despite not playing in the match, after suffering a concussion against Newcastle United, Salah still appears to have celebrated his team’s success.
Coincidentally another Liverpool player, Jordan Henderson, has also become a father again this weekend. Henderson’s wife Rebecca Burnett gave birth to his third child.
James Milner, the Liverpool Midfielder responded to the news of Jordan Henderson’s baby with this comic tweet:
Kayan is Mohamed Salah’s second child. His first was born in 2014.
Salah’s year has already gone from strength to strength. After scoring a great goal against Manchester United, voted Liverpool’s Goal of the Month, he’s now become a second-time father.
Salah is also on course to become Liverpool’s top scorer in the Premier League. In his 96 appearances for Liverpool he’s scored 68 goals, which is a strike rate of 0.70 – that’s better than all four players currently above him in Liverpool’s PL goal scorer record.
According to Planet Football, if Salah continues to perform at his current rate, he’ll break the record in another 88 games. And even if it takes him a bit longer, at just 27-years-old he’s got plenty of time.