Graeme Souness has told Sky Sports that Mo Salah was ‘so selfish’ during Liverpool’s win at Brighton on Wednesday night.
The Egypt international scored twice as Jurgen Klopp’s side recorded a 3-1 win away to the Seagulls.
Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool on six minutes and added a third in the final quarter to effectively wrap up the points.
The former Roma and Chelsea winger could have scored more on another night but, by the same token, so could the Reds if Salah had made better decisions in goalscoring positions.
His brace at The Amex puts him three goals behind Jamie Vardy in the Golden Boot stakes, and club legend Souness believes that the 28-year-old’s ambition is to win that individual award, even at the expense of costing Liverpool goals with greedy play.
He told Sky Sports last night: “He’s always selfish but I think tonight he was super selfish. He really wants his Golden Boot and he’s in a team that creates chances, so it’s very much on for him.
“They all have the element of it [great goalscorers and selfish behaviour] but I think he takes it to another level.”
Is Salah selfish? Undeniably so but, by the same token, that’s what makes him the goalscoring machine that he is.
He now has 73 goals in 104 Premier League appearances for the newly-crowned champions of England and with a ratio like that, who can blame him?