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Klopp hails Laureus Award winner Salah as 'even better person than player'

The Egypt and Liverpool striker was awarded with the Sporting Inspiration Award for 2021 at the annual Laureus award ceremony.

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Liverpool player Mo Salah was awarded with the 2020 Laureus prize for Sporting Inspiration and received warm words of admiration from Reds boss Jurgen Klopp. 

In his acceptance speech Salah stated: “2020 was a very difficult year on so many levels and for so many people around the world. Some of us were kept away from our family and friends, and others even lost loved ones. We need to learn from this experience, support one another and do our best to look ahead.

“Many times football players win awards and automatically thank our fans. This time, I will dedicate this award, not only to my fans, but to all the other sports fans around the world.

"This past year has been a very harsh reminder of the fact that sports, including football, is nothing without fans. Everyone in the world of sport can be replaced – fans are not.

"I will end on that note. Once again, thank you very much."