Fans mocks Mohamed Salah's tribute

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A bronze statue of Mohamed Salah unveiled yesterday at an worldwide youth
gathering in Egypt has been criticised for its poor resemblance to the prolific Liverpool striker.

The sculpture of Salah joins a long list of other sculptures in the football world that have left fans scratching their heads about likeness.

Unveiled in Egypt, the sculpture shows off Salah's trademark goal celebration with his arms aloft.

While the skill involved can not be denied, fans were quick to point out that the sculpture bore an uncanny resemblance to several other well-known figures, including Art Garfunkel and actor Daniel Stern, who played Marv the burglar in "Home Alone".

A statue of Cristiano Ronaldo made headlines for all the wrong reasons past year.

Mo Salah's new statue has led to a viral meme challenge.

Salah scored 32 goals in just 36 appearances in his debut year at Liverpool last season, breaking records and garnering widespread praise.

Although the response to the statue online has been one of ridicule, with commentators on Social Media widely claiming that the statue created by Egyptian artist Mia Abdel Allah bares no resemblance to the Egyptian star, who fired the Pharaohs to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The 26-year-old signed a new five-year deal at the club earlier this year, and has had previous spells at clubs including Chelsea and Roma.

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