ONE young Liverpool fan got so excited to see his footballing hero that he forgot to look where he was going.
Louis Fowler, 11, saw the Egyptian forward in his car as he was leaving the club’s Melwood training ground on Saturday afternoon.
He was waiting with his ten-year-old brother Isaac, hoping to catch a glimpse of Liverpool players on their way home.
When Salah’s Bentley pulled out, Louis ran after the car waving at the car.
But he was so carried away by seeing his idol that he ran straight into a lamp-post, and ended up unconscious on the floor.
The story had a happy ending, however, as a concerned Salah turned his car around and drove back to the see if Louis was alright.
“Louis went straight into a lamp-post while running after the car and busted his nose when he hit the floor”
Joe Cooper, stepdad
He then made the pair’s day when he posed for pictures with them for their parents.
Stepdad Joe Cooper posted two pictures on Twitter of the boys with their hero.
Louis is seen with blood streaming from his nose, but still looks delighted to have a photo with Salah.
Tweeting the striker, Joe wrote: “Mo Salah thank you for coming back to check on my boys after Louis KO’d himself trying to get a wave!
“He loves you so much and the pain went away instantly when you came to give them a hug.”
Joe added: “You are a top man and a true gent!”
Louis was taken to Alder Hey children’s hospital to be checked over, but thankfully, other than having to get his nose re-set, he was fine.
Joe told the Liverpool Echo: “We live just opposite Melwood and the two boys have been spending their holidays trying to get pictures of their heroes.
“Mo Salah was one of the last ones to come out and the boys were waving at him in a bid to catch his attention.
“Unfortunately Louis went straight into a lamp-post while running after the car and busted his nose when he hit the floor.”
Upset, Louis and Isaac were taken back home by neighbours but were stunned when shortly afterwards Mo Salah’s car swept into their cul-de-sac.
Joe went on: “We were still trying to work out what had happened when Mo arrived.
“He’d seen one of the boys had hurt himself and he had the decency to drive back into the close to check that he was OK.”
It comes a day after Salah was on the scoresheet for the Reds as Liverpool beat newly-promoted Norwich 4-1 at Anfield.
Last season he scored 22 times as he led Liverpool to a Champions League trophy and second place in the Premier League.