Khabib Nurmagomedov heaps praise on Muslim ‘icon’ Mo Salah

first_img REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED RANKED REVEALED Mo Salah often celebrates goals with a nod to his religion Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Now, while enjoying the victory tour for that bout, Khabib has spoken of his admiration for Salah, who he believes also represents Islam in positive fashion.“I follow him but I haven’t met him before. He’s a great player, we want many role models like him,” Nurmagomedov said.“They reflect the true image of our ethics. I feel that Allah is standing with [Salah], and our new generations need those who are like Mohamed Salah to learn humility, no matter how famous and innovative you are.“He’s an icon that we must protect, and we stand behind him so he can continue to succeed. I admire him and the ethics and values he spreads every day in Europe,” he concluded. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade TROPHY gameday cracker Russia’s UFC lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov has lauded his fellow Muslim Mohamed Salah as an “icon” of their religion.The 30-year-old has proudly declared his faith throughout his mixed martial career, including during the build-up to his last bout in which he conquered former champion Conor McGregor. targets Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update center_img 2 shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Getty 2 latest Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Latest Liverpool News Khabib Nurmagomedov is a proud of his Islamic background huge blow Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in Januarylast_img read more