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Liverpool report Mohamed Salah to police over phone use while driving

Liverpool report Mohamed Salah to police over phone use while driving

It is a day since Mohamed Salah was referred to police by his employers, Liverpool Football Club, after being recorded using his phone while driving by a supporter.

And it took the Egyptian just 19 minutes of this season to get himself on the scoresheet during Liverpool's 4-0 victory against West Ham on Sunday.

The Egyptian was apparently filmed using a mobile phone while at the wheel of his auto as it was surrounded by fans, including children, according to the BBC.

"We have spoken to the player also and will deal with any follow-up internally".

It is illegal to touch a phone while a auto engine is running, and Merseyside police have been made aware of the video, reports The Mirror.

In the video, crowds can be seen gathering around the vehicle hoping to have items signed or photos taken, before Salah drives a few metres forward while appearing to be on his phone. The Egypt striker had scored the opening goal of the game.

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Under UK driving laws it is illegal to use a mobile while driving even while being stopped at lights or in traffic queues.

On Monday, Merseyside Police said they were aware of the video and Liverpool confirmed they had alerted the police after speaking with Salah about the incident.

"Neither the club or player will be making any further comment on this matter", a spokesperson said.

Punishments for using a phone while driving can include a fine of up to £200 (Dh937) and six points on the drivers' license.

Salah had reported for training with Liverpool on Monday to undergo a warm weather training session along with the rest of the squad.


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