Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has called for a change in the treatment of women around the world.
On Wednesday, the 26-year-old was named alongside United States President Donald Trump, music star Ariana Grande, basketball icon LeBron James and golf legend Tiger Woods amongst others in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2019.
The recognition comes after a record-breaking 2017-18 campaign, which saw the forward shatter the goal record in a 38-game Premier League season and win the 2017-18 PFA Player of the Year and other awards.
In his reaction to the honour, Salah who has scored 26 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions this season, demands more respect for women in the world.
"I think we need to change the way we treat women in our culture. It's not optional," Salah said.
"I support the woman more than I did before, because I feel like she deserves more than what they give her now, at the moment."
Salah’s recognition makes him the first Egyptian to make the elusive selection which he describes as a different thing.
"To be the first Egyptian in [this] situation and no one has done this before ... it's something different," he added.