Four Egyptians have been arrested for using face masks of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah for robbery in the country.

According to Egyptian police, the gang of thieves would wear masks with the face of the two-time African Footballer of the Year in order to conceal their identity from security cameras.

After terrorising residents by stealing from stores, they were finally arrested while trying to storm a shop in Hassanein Heikal Street in Nasr City, a district in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

This is not the first time Salah's image has been used without his consent, as he previously battled Egyptian FA over his image rights ahead of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.

Two years ago, the Liverpool forward's image was used on the outside of the national team's plane, without his consent by the Pharaohs' sponsor WE, a rival company to Vodafone - a brand which he promotes.

Before the Premier League season was suspended due to coronavirus, Salah ranks as the third highest goal scorer in the league with 16 goals and the top scorer in Jurgen Klopp's team.