Liverpool refer Mohamed Salah to police over driving while on phone

The vision that's been circulating on social media is thought to have been taken after the forward led his team to a 4-0 victory over West Ham United in their league opener.

Under UK law, it is illegal to use a handheld mobile phone when driving, even when the vehicle is stationary at traffic lights or in traffic.

In a footage circulating Twitter - presumed to be taken after the striker had led his team to a 4-0 victory over West Ham United on Sunday afternoon - the Egypt worldwide was filmed using his phone behind the wheel in traffic.

Salah seemingly refused to interact with the fans and, instead, made a decision to use his phone whilst at the wheel - something that the club have referred to the police.

Following his 44-goal haul during his debut season at Liverpool, Mohamed Salah was keen to show everyone that he was no "one-season wonder" during the Premier League's opening weekend.

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Merseyside Police confirmed: "We have been made aware of a video believed to show a footballer using a mobile phone while driving".

A spokesperson for the football club has revealed that, after discussing the incident with the player, they then alerted the police as well.

'We have spoken to the player also and will deal with any follow-up internally.

"This has been passed to the relevant department.' Penalties for using a phone while driving can include up to six points on the drivers" licence and a fine of £200. "Neither the club nor player will be making any further comment on this matter".

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