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Liverpool players' best and worst haircuts as Mohamed Salah unveils new look

Mohamed Salah shows off a new look on Instagram
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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has unveiled a bold new look. The number 11 has seemingly shaved his head, showing off the new trim in a photograph posted on Instagram.

Salah's hair has been iconic during his time at Liverpool but one of the Egyptian's trademarks appears to have gone, for now at least. Salah, who is currently on holiday after the season ended last weekend, has just a year left on his contract at Anfield, though he is expected to stay at Liverpool this summer and help move the Reds into the Arne Slot era.

With the 31-year-old having revealed his new look, Liverpool.com has taken a look at the best at worst examples of haircuts among Liverpool players over the past few years. You can let us know your thoughts in the poll below or in the comments section.

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Among the current group, Dominik Szoboszlai always looks sharp. The Hungarian, signed from RB Leipzig last summer, tailed off towards the end of the campaign form-wise but his hair was always in exactly the right place. Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk are usually looking pretty good as well.

Darwin Núñez's ponytail, which was debuted during the 4-3 win over Fulham this season, didn't last long, and that was probably the right call. Harvey Elliott, meanwhile, arrived with a very different trim to the one he sports now.

It would be fair to say this one is the better look... and at least one of his teammates agreed with that in an interview this season as the 21-year-old was gently ribbed for his old man bun.

Harvey Elliott during the UEFA Youth League match between RB Salzburg U19 and Liverpool U19 on December 10, 2019
Harvey Elliott during the UEFA Youth League match between RB Salzburg U19 and Liverpool U19 on December 10, 2019 -Credit:Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Going further back, Mario Balotelli was a classic in the bad hair genre. The Italian always wanted to stand out from the crowd but his mohawk was probably a questionable decision. Mind you, he did some other things during his career that were even more so. Of all Balotelli's eccentricities, his decisions in the barber's shop were the least of various club's worries.

Mario Balotelli playing for <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/teams/liverpool/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Liverpool;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Liverpool</a> in 2014 -Credit:Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images
Mario Balotelli playing for Liverpool in 2014 -Credit:Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Bruce Grobbelaar was brilliant but crazy. Ahead of Liverpool winning the Premier League in 2020, he claimed to have broken a curse at Anfield by urinating on the posts. His hair was a talking point too, back when he was playing. Among other designs, the South Africa-born stopper, now 66, had a 'rat tail'. You don't see many of those.

Abel Xavier was a character, to say the least. And like various other players including Balotelli and many more, the Portuguese, now 51, decided to sport some strange styles during his career. The last player to transfer directly from Everton to Liverpool or vice versa, moving in 2002, his look was certainly memorable. It was usually more of a talking point than his performances on the pitch.

Djibril Cissé was excellent at his best for Liverpool but overall, inconsistent and injury-hit. The striker was never dull, though, and he sported a variety of interesting trims throughout his career. They were a feature of his time as a professional, and very much not limited just to his spell at Anfield. Cissé played 49 times for Liverpool, scoring 13 times.

Bruce Grobbelaar
Bruce Grobbelaar

It would be fair to say there have been a few wacky haircuts donned by Liverpool players over the years. Salah is the most iconic (or at least he was until the latest change!) but Szoboszlai and Elliott are among those who stand out for good reasons these days. And you can let us know who we missed in the comments section below!