With Real Madrid and Liverpool set to meet in the UEFA Champions League final next weekend, it has now been claimed that Brazilian fullback Marcelo is petrified of coming up against African superstar Mohamed Salah.
The footwear, belonging to the Gharbia-born Liverpool FC striker - and recent victor of the Premier League's Golden Boot award - will be displayed alongside ancient Egyptian sandals, and various other priceless objects in Room 61 of the British Museum, from next week.
Salah's donation is apparently the first-ever football boots shown by the museum, who are aiming to highlight the efforts of a modern Egyptian hero.
"This acquisition brings the British Museum's world-famous Egyptian collection right up to date", purred Neal Spencer, the British Museum's Keeper of Ancient Egypt and Sudan.
Salah has reached national treasure status in his native Egypt following his stunning season for Liverpool scoring 44 goals in his first season with Liverpool.
Salah's boots will go on display in gallery 61 from May 24 until the Champions League final, which is being held in Kiev, Ukraine on May 26. If Real Madrid wins, then Cristiano will be there once more.
Salah scored 32 league goals in his debut season for Liverpool - a record in a 38-game season.
That's according to former Egypt striker Mohamed Aboutrika.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Liverpool are eyeing a bid to land Gianluigi Buffon despite aiming to end his footballing career this season.