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Mohamed Salah stars on cover of TIME 100; Tiger Woods, Naomi Osaka and LeBron James also on list

While goals haven't flowed as freely for the Egyptian this campaign, the forward is still this season's joint-leading scorer in the EPL and his wonder strike last weekend helped Liverpool defeat Chelsea, continuing the Reds' pursuit of a first Premier League title.

"You'd be hard-pressed to find a professional athlete in any sport less affected by their success or status than Mo, which is incredible because I can't imagine the kind of pressure that comes with the intensity of adoration he receives.

Salah is adored in his native Egypt, and former Egyptian footballer Mido told CNN last year that he is the greatest player the country has ever produced.

Meanwhile, Salah has also become a firm fan favorite in Liverpool since arriving from AS Roma in 2017, signing a long-term deal with the club in July last year.

His Liverpool side faces Porto in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal clash on Wednesday having secured a 2-0 advantage at Anfield.

Other athletes on the list include the NBA's LeBron James, U.S. soccer's Alex Morgan, tennis player Naomi Osaka, middle distance runner Caster Semenya, golfer Tiger Woods, and pro gamer "Ninja" (Richard Tyler Blevins).

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