Desperate fans repeatedly mob Mo Salah mid-match forcing police to intervene

Desperate fans repeatedly mobbed Liverpool star Mohamed Salah in a World Cup qualifier causing police to intervene in the match.

Salah's Egypt had travelled to face Angola needing a point to secure their spot in the next stage of qualification.

But instead of being able to focus on the match, the African football icon was forced to turn his attention to pitch invading supporters – not just once, but three times.

It was the home fans who were trying to get close to Salah, showing just how revered he is on the continent.

After several youngsters attempted to get photos with the 29-year-old, police were needed to remove them from the pitch.

The distractions from the Angola supports seemed to be effective for their side as they took a 2-0 first half lead.

They were rock bottom of the four-team group heading into the match and therefore were only denting the hopes of their opponents.

But after the setback Salah composed himself and inspired his nation to a valuable comeback.

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He set up Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny to get a response just on the stroke of half-time.

And then he also assisted Egypt's second goal of the match to make it 2-2, which is how it finished.

The draw meant they won Group F of the African section of World Cup qualifying with a game to spare.

They will now progress into the 10-team play-offs in March which is when they can secure their spot in Qatar.

While away on international duty Salah has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for October.

Five goals, including his historic hat-trick in the 5-0 trouncing of Manchester United, plus four assists meant the announcement was a mere formality.

Despite his rich vein of form at club level, Salah has not scored in his last five games for his country.

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