The fervour of Mohamed Salah’s following has become an amusing sideshow of the Liverpool attacker’s remarkable season.
And the like the Egyptian himself, it continues to reach new, ridiculous heights.
None more so than in the vote for the latest Champions League goal of the round on UEFA’s website.
Look, we’re not saying Salah’s strike at Manchester City in the quarter-final second leg last Tuesday, a delicate chip that netted the Reds an all-important away goal and effectively killed the tie at a stroke, wasn’t a piece of quiet genius.
In fact, it has drawn many comparisons to Kenny Dalglish’s European Cup final winner against Bruges in 1978.
But even Salah would be the first to accept it perhaps wasn’t quite as impressive as Cristiano Ronaldo’s remarkable overhead kick for Real Madrid at Juventus in their first leg.
A goal so good that even the Italian fans applauded.
That, though, hasn’t stopped the Salah army voting in their droves.
And when the final result came in, UEFA revealed the Liverpool man topped the poll with 39% of the vote, compared to 30% for Ronaldo.
So continues Salah’s record of seemingly winning every online vote in which he’s included this season.