A bronze statue of Mohamed Salah unveiled on Monday at an international youth gathering in Egypt has been criticised for its poor resemblance to the Liverpool striker.The statue depicts Salah with a disproportionately large head and small arms stretched in the celebratory pose the 26-year-old Egyptian took in the latter part of last season.The figure, made by artist Mai Abdullah, has Salah's trademark curly hair and is standing on what appeared to be a pot for plants.Salah has not spoken publicly about the statue and Abdullah was not immediately available for comment, but the artist defended her work in a Facebook post, saying the statue was made as part of an online program to teach sculpting."The negative comments will not frustrate or have an effect on me, but I do hope that people would learn the art of police and respectful criticism," Abdullah wrote in response to a wave of ridicule on social media networks.Last year, Cristiano Ronaldo had a bust unveiled that was also criticised for its lack of a resemblance.Mo Salah statue has been unveiled in his hometown in Egypt.This is the worst thing you will see today. pic.twitter.com/9hgD8eTVI9— 360Sources (@360Sources) November 5, 2018What is it with footballers and statues?Ronaldo’s head looked more like Niall Quinn. And now the Mo Salah statue to be installed in Sharm El Sheikh looks more like Marv from Home Alone than Salah.#Salah #LFC pic.twitter.com/Y5Wxv6m3Vi— OverTheBar (@OverTheBarFB) November 5, 2018Renowned for his humble nature, no one could accuse Mohamed Salah of being big-headed.Until now, that is. https://t.co/CRKIGkcsWF— Al Jazeera News (@AJENews) November 5, 2018Mohamed Salah is officially a great player now that he has a creepy statue in his likeness: https://t.co/ofeG0QbfrS pic.twitter.com/83KV41ZuRl— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 5, 2018@MoSalah please tell me if this is your twin brother! Love - Amer (next super star of soccer) pic.twitter.com/NIlzySYNSt— Amer Alsaiari (@Amer_ica10) November 5, 2018* Sign up to News24's top Africa news in your inbox: SUBSCRIBE TO THE HELLO AFRICA NEWSLETTERFOLLOW News24 Africa on Twitter and Facebook.