MO SALAH needed army protection from pitch invaders during Egypt’s win against Sierra Leone.
Security personnel tackled a man wearing a Manchester City shirt after punching a fan who approached Liverpool’s winger in unbelievable scenes last night.
When intruders on the pitch engaged in combat with security, Mo Salah was helped off by the army.
Punches were exchanged in frantic scenes as Egypt defeated Sierra Leone.
In the 89th minute of Egypt’s 2-0 victory in Liberia, Salah’s teammate Mohamed Abdelmonem pushed away a yob who had run at the Reds star from the stands, narrowly missing him.
As the third invader ran back into the crowd and the first was taken away, Egyptian personnel raced onto the field and surrounded the 31-year-old in a protective circle.
A policeman was perplexingly photographing the incident as soldiers encircled a terrified Salah and marched him off during wild scenes in which supporters attempted to overwhelm the singer.
The first invader squatted non-confrontationally at Salah’s feet, looking like he was sporting a Liverpool shirt.
As he was being dragged away, the young man wearing a City shirt found it difficult to keep his trousers up.
However, Salah became frightened when the man that Abdelmonem had chased away approached in a significantly more hostile manner.
With two wins from two matches, Egypt qualified for the World Cup in Africa, led by former Aston Villa player Trezeguet, who scored two goals.
Salah participated in the build-up to the first goal and assisted on the second.
After 39 minutes, Tyrese Fornah was substituted for Sierra Leone, while after 99 minutes, Abdul Jarju Kabia was substituted due to a second yellow card.
The Saudi Pro League has warned that it intends to sign stars of the “highest level” in January, putting Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team on high alert.
Salah was the target of a £150 million bid from Al-Ittihad in September, and Saudi teams will once more place a high value on the forward.