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EXTRA TIME: Mohamed Salah’s record-breaking boots added to British museum

17:38 BST 17/05/2018
Mohamed Salah
In recognition of his impact in the EPL this season, the forward's cleats will join some historical collections on display at the museum

The British Museum have added Mohamed Salah’s record-breaking boots to their Egyptian collections.

Salah ended his fantastic debut campaign with Liverpool by writing his name into the history books with 32 goals in 36 games, shattering Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez’s joint-record of 31 goals in a 38-game  English Premier League season.

The striker's boots will first be exhibited in the gallery next week as part of the buildup to the Uefa Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Kiev.

They will be displayed alongside ancient statues of Pharaohs and historic Egyptian artefacts in the museum.

"We’ve made an exciting new acquisition! To celebrate Egyptian footballing star Mohamed Salah being top scorer in the Premier League this season, we’ll be displaying his boots alongside objects from ancient Egypt in the run-up to the Champions League final," the museum tweeted.

"The boots tell a story of a modern Egyptian icon, performing in the UK, with a truly global impact, and build on our recent project to acquire objects to tell the story of daily life in 20th and 21st century Egypt," Neal Spencer, the museum curator said.

In addition to his goalscoring exploits, Salah won the Premier League Player of the Season, the PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year awards.