– Mohamed Salah has been labelled ‘super selfish’ by former Liverpool star
– The Egyptian scored twice to increase his Premier League goals to 19 as fight for the golden boots hots up –
Graeme Souness believes his selfish attitude is one of the main reason for his not-too-good relationship with Mane
Former Liverpool star Graeme Souness has labelled Mohamed Salah a ‘super selfish’ player despite scoring twice in his side’s 3-1 triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium. The Reds took the lead just after six minutes of action through the Egyptian goal king’s goal, and just two minutes later, Jordan Henderson doubled the visitors’ tally.
Leandro Trossard reduced the hosts’ deficit on the stroke of half time but Salah’s 76th-minute effort finally put the game beyond the home team as it ended 3-1.
Meanwhile, his brace in Wednesday’s encounter ensured he was still in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot Award after increasing his number to 19 so far this season.
Mohamed Salah scoring one of his trademark goals for Liverpool against Brighton – credit: Getty Images Source: Getty Images
Only Jamie Vardy (22) and Pierre-Emerich Aubameyang (20) have more goals than the Liverpool star, who has picked up the prestigious prize in the last two seasons.
Although, he finished as joint highest goalscorers with teammate Sadio Mane and fellow African Aubameyang at the end of the 2018/19 season with all of them being awarded for their efforts. Souness, after watching the Egyptian play, concluded that the individual award appears more important to him than a collective one.
“He was at it tonight from the first minute. I think it [the Golden Boot] is important to him,” Souness told Sky Sports when asked about Salah.
🗣"He is always selfish but tonight he was super selfish, he has fallen out with Mane in the past about passing and shooting, there is an element that all goal-scorers are greedy 🤬
Graeme Souness on Mo Salah pic.twitter.com/RBut1TvLZ2
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) July 8, 2020
“You’ve seen his reaction when people weren’t finding him late on in the game in the last third. He was shooting at every opportunity, and his teammates will not have been happy with him on two or three occasions.
“But he’s always selfish. I think tonight he was super selfish. He really wants his Golden Boot.
“They’ve won the league, so he’s done his bit for the team, he’s played his part, he’s got the goals, he’s been fabulous, and he wants that Golden Boot.
Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 100 Premier League goals since his Liverpool debut, at least 25 more than any other player in that timeframe.
The Egyptian King. 👑 pic.twitter.com/sOp4d8c1FJ
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 8, 2020
“And he thinks he’s in a team that creates chances, so he thinks it’s very much still on for him.”
Though Souness believes that an average attacker would be greedy for goals, he said that Salah’s desire to score is unrivalled and has led to a fragile relationship with Mane.
🥇Man of the Match, @LFC’s Mohamed Salah
2 goals (18th & 19th PL goals this season)
8 attempts (his most in a PL game this season)
5 on target
2 chances created
12 touches inside opposition box (most in game) pic.twitter.com/fL05y2fw8H
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) July 8, 2020
“They’ve got an element of it – they’ve all got an element of it,” Souness added. “But I think he takes it to another level.
“I think Mane has fallen out with him in the past over occasions where he feels he should have passed to him to score a goal and he shot himself.
“So I think there is an element in all goalscorers that they’re greedy at times, but I think he takes it to another level.”
Will Mohamed Salah win another Golden Boot this season? pic.twitter.com/vYFtDzcw1g
— Goal (@goal) July 9, 2020
However he may have been perceived, Salah became the quickest Reds player to reach 100 goals for the club.
Briefly earlier reported that Liverpool’s Egyptian star Mohammed Salah brightened his chances of retaining the Premier League golden boot he won last season after scoring twice in his side’s 4-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.
The Egyptian goal king fired home two late goals in the 72nd and 90th minute to ensure the Reds open a 22 point gap over second-place Manchester City. To celebrate his brace against the Saints, the 27-year-old forward showed off his car collection which is valued around $1487315.27 (FCFA 861.622,260.86)