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Liverpool icon Robbie Fowler has defended Mohamed Salah against greedy claims

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor on August 31, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

The former Anfield star can't believe the furore surrounding Salah's apparent disagreement with teammate Sadio Mane.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor on August 31, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

Former Liverpool star Robbie Fowler has come to the defence of Mohamed Salah after last week's apparent on pitch disagreement with Sadio Mane, The Mirror report.

During the Reds' convincing 3-0 win over Burnley, Mane lost his temper with the Egyptian after the latter failed to pass for an easy tap-in goal.

It led to pundits such as Garth Crooks and Ian Wright publicly criticising the Anfield stand-out and days of sports section headlines.

Fowler though is having none of it, believing that Salah is simply showing the instincts of an elite striker.

As quoted by The Mirror, the Liverpool icon said: "It’s the noise surrounding Mane and Salah that I can’t believe.

"Everyone commenting and talking nonsense about being “greedy” or destroying team spirit, have they never watched football before?

"Because you can’t be a ­top-class goalscorer without total belief you will score."

Fowler goes on to cite the example of him nutmegging Peter Schmeichel at Old Trafford despite Ian Rush being free in the middle for a tap-in.

He reckons it'd be absurd for people to question if he was jealous of Rush or suggest he was selfish, as people have done with Salah.

Liverpool's Senegalese striker Sadio Mane (R) celebrates with Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah after scoring the team's second goal during the English Premier League football...

Blown out of proportion?

All of this certainly appears to be a bit of a fuss about nothing.

Whether it's because Liverpool are under extra scrutiny as European champions or the fact it's a slow international break, the furore is unlikely to have a direct impact on long-term relationships at Anfield.

It's not as if there is a lack of goals to share around at the club. Mane and Salah both ended last season's Premier League as joint-top scorers, with 22 apiece.

Salah has created 31 assists since joining the Reds too, which doesn't really paint the picture of a glory hunting striker out to put himself before his teammates.

Mane was understandably frustrated in the moment against Burnley, but Liverpool are blessed that their biggest problem recently has been who's hitting the back of the net.

There are far worse crises for a club to get themselves into.

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