Mohamed Salah left his fans a little puzzled when he deleted his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
The Liverpool star made the move hours after sending out a cryptic tweet on the social media platform on Tuesday evening to his 7.78million followers, which read: “2019 Resolution: Time to get in touch, for real.”
It was a late resolution, which left fans in the dark.
However, there is a theory circulating online that we’ll hear from the forward again soon.
Journalist Mootaz Chehade tweeted it was part of a PR stunt. “Mohamed Salah deactivating all his social media accounts after his last tweet ‘time to get in touch, for real’ is understood to be part of a campaign to raise awareness to the importance of real life communication away from social media. What a way to get his point across.”
Salah scored his 50th Premier League goal in Saturday’s defeat of Crystal Palace, becoming the fourth fastest player to hit the half-century mark; Only Andy Cole, Alan Shearer and Ruud van Nistelrooy achieved the feat in fewer than Salah’s 72 appearances.
He netted twice in the 4-3 win that ensures Liverpool remain four points clear at the top of the Premier League table, ahead of reigning champions Manchester City.
The Reds are not in action this weekend having been knocked out the FA Cup by Wolves in the third round, and their next match pits them against Leicester on Wednesday, January 30 – the penultimate day of the January transfer window.