Mohamed Salah's performance has helped reduce crime in Liverpool - Study

Mohamed Salah's performance has helped reduce crime in Liverpool - Study

- Mohamed Salah's impact since he joined Liverpool has reduced crime at the Merseyside, according to a study

- The Egyptian completed a summer move from Roma in 2017 and has been impressive so far

- According to researchers, Salah's influence reduced Islamophobia in Liverpool by 18.9 per cent

Mohamed Salah has become a major influence in the reduction of Islamophobia at Merseyside, study revealed.

Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford University conducted a study "Can Exposure to Celebrities Reduce Prejudice? The Effect of Mohamed Salah on Islamophobic Behaviors and Attitudes".

Due to the high level of hate crimes in Liverpool, the study has proven that crime has dropped since Salah's arrival from Roma in 2017.

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In the last two years, there were 18.9 per cent fewer hate crimes than predicted and 53 per cent fall in anti-Muslim tweets among Liverpool fans.

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"Overall, we interpret these results to support the hypothesis that Salah's arrival at Liverpool FC caused a decrease in extreme acts of bigotry," the study concludes.

Fifteen million tweets were analyzed by researchers from football fans in the UK and 8,600 Red fans were studies before the arrival of Salah.

Mohamed Salah's performance has helped reduce crime in Liverpool - Study

Mohamed Salah's has become a huge influence to Islamic faithful in Liverpool since his arrival. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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And the result of the study said: "The survey experiment suggests that these results may be driven by increased familiarity with Islam."

Salah won the Champions League last season and earned the Premier League Golden Boot award in two straight years.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Man United's bid to land Barcelona's Ansu Fati have hit the rocks after giving up on Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, reports from Spain claim.

It is understood that the Premier League giants made a sensational £89million bid for the 17-year-old but was turned down.

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According to Spanish news media outfit Sport, the Red Devils made an audacious attempt to sign Ansu Fati but was turned down.

The report claimed that since the arrival of Martin Braithwaite the youngster was limited to playing time.

And the recoveries of Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele would further make Fati drop from the pecking order.

United are among the clubs that have been on the trail of Sancho who has been valued at £100m by the Bundesliga side but the winger is not yet convinced of a switch. also reported that Ryan Giggs recalls Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to "throw him out a window" after being stitched up by Bryan Robson.

The Man United legend was encouraged by Robson to do something foolish by asking Ferguson for a car after just 25 games for the club.

At the age of 18, the Welshman spoke to the club captain after making first team appearances for his club at his level.

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