Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is a huge fan of Mo Salah and Liverpool.
In an interview with Tim Kawakami of The Athletic, Kerr said he has “enjoyed the connection” between himself and the English Premier League (EPL) football club. He said he was intrigued by Salah’s story and him representing Egypt in the World Cup.
Moreover, the fact Salah donated his entire $1 million World Cup bonus to a school in Cairo blew Kerr’s mind. The Warriors coach also told Kawakami he’s impressed with how Salah stood up to the corrupt Egyptian soccer federation.
Kerr spent three years of his childhood in Egypt. Thus, he told Kawakami he has “a soft spot” in his heart for the country.
When these things added up, Kerr decided to become a Liverpool fan.
I loved reading that story. And then another story about I think the government gave him a million-dollar bonus for helping get the team to the World Cup and he spent all of the million dollars on a school in his hometown a few hours outside of Cairo.
Watching the World Cup, reading those stories … I’ve gotta cheer for Liverpool! This is a no-brainer. I’d been watching Premier League because it’s the most incredible soccer. The level of play is just outrageous. But I needed a team. So I picked Liverpool based on Mo Salah.
Kerr tweeted his support for Liverpool after the Reds beat FC Barcelona, 4-3 on aggregate, during the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals.
YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) May 7, 2019
The win capped off a stunning Liverpool comeback from a 3-0 deficit in the first leg. The Reds will face fellow EPL team Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the UEFA Champions League in Madrid.
Expect Steve Kerr to stay glued to his television on that day.
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