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Liverpool report star man Mohamed Salah to police

Mohamed Salah was reported to the police after footage appeared online showing him using his mobile while driving his Mercedes surrounded by children.

football Updated: Aug 14, 2018 09:32 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Liverpool FC,Mohamed Salah,West Ham United
Mohamed Salah scored 44 goals in his debut season for Liverpool.(Twitter)

Mohamed Salah scored 44 for goals for Liverpool in the 2017-18 season and opened his account for the 2018-19 season with a goal against West Ham United, but that hasn’t stopped the club from reporting him to the local police.

The Egyptian was reported to the police after footage appeared online showing him using his mobile while driving his Mercedes surrounded by children.

The video shows the 26-year-old with his phone in his hand and later after moving his car forward both hands on phone.

Salah had reported for training with Liverpool on Monday to undergo a warm weather training session along with the rest of the squad.

Merseyside police on Monday said that they are aware of the video and Liverpool later confirmed that they had indeed alerted the police after discussions with their star man.

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Under UK driving laws it is illegal to use a mobile while driving even while being stopped at lights or in traffic queues.

A Liverpool spokesman speaking on the issue said: ‘The club, after discussion with the player, have made Merseyside Police aware of the footage and the circumstances surrounding its capture.

‘We have spoken to the player also and will deal with any follow-up internally. Neither the club or player will be making any further comment on this matter.’

Merseyside Police confirmed: ‘We have been made aware of a video believed to show a footballer using a mobile phone whilst driving.

‘This has been passed to the relevant department.’ Penalties for using a phone while driving can include up to six points on the drivers’ licence and a fine of £200.

First Published: Aug 14, 2018 09:30 IST