The 22-year-old from Toxteth was contacted by the Nike team following her support for LFC on TikTok, and when they asked Selma to take part in the kit launch, she jumped at the chance.
“I literally grew up in a household that loves Liverpool FC so it’s in my DNA. When Nike got in touch and asked me to be involved in the shoot, I was screaming with joy. I have never done this sort of professional work before.”
And Selma soon found herself working alongside none other than Liverpool Manager, Jürgen Klopp and the players.
“I didn't even know I was taking pictures with the players until the day itself, as soon as I saw them I was thinking ‘this is going to be big!’
“Jürgen was so lovely and so were the players, they all tried to make conversation to make me feel less nervous and help break the ice.”
Since the kit was launched last week, Selma has also received a lot of support on social media.
“I expected to post the kit launch images on my social accounts and see support from my friends and family, but I got tons of messages from strangers saying how proud they are of me, especially young muslim women who are proud that I am representing. I honestly feel so honoured.
So what’s next for Selma?
“I’m currently working as a social media executive whilst studying at LJMU for my MA in Human Resource Management and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next for me.”
Liverpool take on Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League Final 2022 this weekend, so what’s Selma’s score prediction?
“I will definitely be watching the final, unfortunately not in Paris, but I got tickets to watch it in the Liverpool M&S Bank Arena and I think it will be amazing! The atmosphere will be out of this world! My final score prediction...
Liverpool 3-2 Real Madrid.”
Fingers crossed for Saturday!
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