Captured Cairo thieves paraded with the Mo Salah masks they used to disguise themselves

Liverpool star provides unwitting cover.

Masks of Mohamed Salah's face were worn by thieves in Cairo
(Image: Кирилл Венедиктов)

Four men tried to rob a shop in Cairo while wearing Mo Salah masks, which they were photographed alongside afterwards along with their weapons.

They were arrested in the Nasr City neighbourhood of the capital city of Egypt, whose most famous footballing export is of course the Liverpool forward.

Although they attempted to flee having been approached by security personnel, they were later caught by police, who took this picture of them.

Salah had scored 20 goals in 40 appearances across all competitions for Jürgen Klopp’s Reds during the 2019-20 season, which has had to go on hold for the coronavirus outbreak.