Many sports fans would do anything to meet their heroes, but one football mad 11-year-old boy accidentally ended up with a bloody nose in his quest to get a glimpse of Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
Louis Fowler crashed into a lamp post as he and his brother Isaac, 10, ran to keep up with the striker’s car and fell to the floor with a suspected broken nose on Saturday.
Salah, who scored in Liverpool’s opening Premier League win on Friday, spotted that his young fan had got into difficulty, so circled back to check Louis was okay.
“The kids were screaming with excitement as he got out of the car and Isaac went into hysterics and hugged him.
“Mo was very apologetic and caring and was really compassionate towards the boys and made them feel so much better.”
Salah posed for a photo with each brother before young Louis was whisked off to be checked over at hospital.
The boys’ father said Louis and Isaac have spent their summer holidays hanging outside Melwood, Liverpool’s training ground, “desperate to meet the heroes and get photos with them”.