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Mohamed Salah appears to confirm hair transplant as Liverpool star shows off bold new look

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah might be staying put at Anfield this summer, but that may not have stopped him from making a big personal decision, with some onlookers convinced that he is undergoing a hair transplant.

Salah reported for Egypt duty on Monday evening. He'll be one of the few major stars on whom Arne Slot can count from the first day of pre-season on July 1, but the forward had a World Cup 2026 qualifier to play before heading on his summer break.

He played an important role against Guinea-Bissau, scoring a 70th-minute equalizer to keep Egypt's unbeaten start to the qualification campaign intact. However, that wasn't what Liverpool fans were noticing.

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A number of supporters speculated on X that Salah might be undergoing a hair transplant procedure, designed to stave off balding and restore hairlines. "The Prem isn't ready for hair transplant Salah next season," remarked IndiLFC, and he was far from the only one making the observation.

In the immediate term, Salah clearly has far less hair than he did last season. Liverpool fans initially assumed he had simply decided to sport a bold new look.

But it is consistent with a possible hair transplant procedure. Those who decide to go through the process initially lose hair on the point of treatment before the new hair grows in.

Mohamed Salah's bold new appearance did little to squash speculation he's had a hair transplant
Mohamed Salah's bold new appearance did little to squash speculation he's had a hair transplant -Credit:GETTY

Whether or not Salah has had a transplant, he will be hoping to turn over a new leaf under Slot. Having started last season in familiar blistering form, injury with Egypt at AFCON saw him sidelined for months, and the player who returned lacked the same sharpness and eye for goal.

Liverpool.com says: Far more important than the hair is that Salah was back among the goals, a nice little confidence-booster before getting a little bit of a break. Hopefully, he will return raring to go in the first pre-season under Slot.

With so many major players set to be away, either at Euro 2024 or the Copa America, the presence of Salah amid an otherwise somewhat inexperienced group should be a major boost to everyone. Slot will have a ready made standard-setter for the younger players, as well as being able to test out his style of play with an important first-team regular, while the 31-year-old will be able to complete the optimal preparation for the new campaign.