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Sculptor who made Mohamed Salah statue explains why it went wrong

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Mohamed Salahs statue isnt a great likeliness (EPA/Getty)

The sculptor behind Mohamed Salahs widely ridiculed statue has revealed why it turned out so badly.

Egyptian artist Mai Abdel Allah unveiled her statue of the Liverpool forward at the World Youth Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

But her effort was widely mocked on social media and was unfavourably compared with the infamous Cristiano Ronaldo bust which was ridiculed last year.

Speaking about criticism she has received, Abdel Allah admitted she not fully satisfied with the end product and claims part of the statues creation was taken out of her hands.

A bronze statue of Liverpool striker Mohammed Salah is on display in a conference hall at an international youths gathering, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The statue unveiled in his native Egypt has kicked up a social media storm because of its poor resemblance. It depicts Salah with a disproportionately large head and baby arms stretched in the celebratory pose the 26-year-old Egyptian took in the latter part of last season after scoring goals. (AP Photo/Ayman Aref)
Salahs statue was unveiled in Egypt (AP Photo)
A bronze statue of Liverpool striker Mohammed Salah is on display in a conference hall at an international youths gathering, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The statue unveiled in his native Egypt has kicked up a social media storm because of its poor resemblance. It depicts Salah with a disproportionately large head and baby arms stretched in the celebratory pose the 26-year-old Egyptian took in the latter part of last season after scoring goals. (AP Photo/Ayman Aref)
Salahs statue sculptor admits shes not happy with how it turned out (AP Photo)

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She said: Bronze did not do it justice and I had no hand in pouring [the mold] in bronze because bronze can only be poured in specific places in Egypt and sculptors cannot do it on their own.

I welcome all criticisms this statue received.

This is natural because an artist is subjected to a number of tastes but I am personally not happy with the statues final product.

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