Footballers often inspire unswerving devotion, but one boy has felt the full force when he hit a lamp-post while running after Mohamed Salah.

Louis Fowler, 11, was trying to get the Liverpool striker’s attention, who was driving out of the club’s training base on Saturday, when he ran into the post.

The Reds fan fell and “busted his nose”, his stepfather Joe Cooper said.

He added that they were “gobsmacked” when Salah soon turned up at their home nearby to check on Louis’ condition.

Mr Cooper told the Liverpool Echo