Multi-champion Liverpool legend Graeme Souness went at it against Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah. That’s because, according to Souness, the Egyptian was a little bit too greedy especially at the Brighton away match, where he scored twice but could have passed the ball on multiple occasions for his teammates.
On that match, Salah got an assist, but still, he got a lot of criticism from Souness, who sees the Egyptian act as a push for his third successive Premier League Golden Boot.
For those of you who don’t know Souness, he played and captained Liverpool between the 70s and 80s, winning European Cups – UEFA Champions League equivalent – and also English Leagues wearing the Reds’ jersey. Apart from his Liverpool career as a player, Souness also coached the Reds between 1991 and 1994.
“Salah from the first minute on the pitch only thought about the Premier League’s top scorer award. It is important to him. He shot from everywhere and his teammates were not very satisfied with him ”.
“He was always selfish. In this game [against Brighton], he was super selfish. He really wants to be the top scorer ”.
With these two goals added against Brighton, Mohamed Salah reached 19 Premier League goals this season. He’s three goals away from the current top-spot, Leicester’s Jamie Vardy, who counts on 23 goals. Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also ahead of Salah, with 20 goals scored.
In case Salah grabs his third Premier League Golden Boot in a row, he will become the third player in the League’s history to do so, as Arsenal’s Thierry Henry and Newcastle’s Alan Shearer also did so.
Souness was right in my opinion. However, I get Salah’s point, as the Reds have won it too early. They won it with 7 games to go, the earliest ever in the League. So Salah has kinda done his bit for the team as a whole, and now he needs to get self-motivated to keep going and score more goals this season.