Liverpool star Mohamed Salah’s villa burgled in Cairo as his nephew discovers house ransacked after spotting open window

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah’s villa in Cairo was burgled on Sunday night, with his nephew discovering it had been ransacked after spotting an open window.

The incident took place at the footballer's family home in the Egyptian capital, with the intruder reportedly taking jewellery and money.

The Liverpool Echo reported the thief had entered the property by climbing through an open window and had made off with jewellery and cash.

Salah’s nephew had arrived at the villa to find the door open and some furniture overturned, prompting him to call the police.

It is not known if the Reds forward was in the property at the time of the burglary as he is currently in the UK.

The 28-year-old is currently on Merseyside with the Liverpool squad ahead of their Premier League match with West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

The incident comes just days after Salah was trolled on social media by his Egyptian teammates, who mocked his performance in Liverpool’s Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.

Police are now investigating the burglary and it is not known if any suspects have been identified.

Salah is one of the most famous sports stars in Egypt and his profile has grown significantly since he moved to Liverpool in 2017.

The former Roma player has been a key figure for the Reds, scoring 86 goals in 148 games for the club and helping them win the Premier League last season.

The incident is likely to cast a shadow over the Egyptian star’s return to his homeland, with the burglary coming just days after he was trolled by his international teammates.