Reds forward Mohamed Salah has donated about £2.5 million to the National Cancer Institute in his home country of Egypt.
This comes after 20 people were killed and another 47 were injured in a suspected terrorist attack involving a car speeding on the wrong side of the road.
In the immediate aftermath of the incident, Liverpool star Salah posted a message on his Twitter page that said:
“My full support and condolences to the families of victims and victims of the explosion of the Oncology Institute.”
Reports in Egypt have stated that Salah has made a considerable donation to help rebuild the institute, which was damaged in the explosion.
As reported by Egyptian news outlet Youm7, Cairo University President Dr Mohamed Osman Elkhosht, has claimed Salah has donated $3m (roughly £2.5m) to help rebuild the institute – roughly half of the expected cost.
The incident was initially thought to have been an accident, but Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s message of condolence to the victim has hinted otherwise.
“I extend my deepest condolences to the Egyptian people and the families of the martyrs killed in the cowardly terrorist incident in the vicinity of the Kasr al-Aini area yesterday evening,” he said on Monday
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Salah is one of a number of high-profile individuals to have donated to the cause. It’s not the first time he’s donated to things like this, and it just goes to show the type of person he is.
Salah is revered in his homeland for his footballing ability, but it is acts of kindness like these that really make people warm to him. Things like this make you feel proud that he represents Africa at Liverpool.