Liverpool won their Premier League clash against Brighton last night with a spectacular 3-1 score. However, the former Reds star Graeme Souness believes that Salah displayed a selfish performance on that match as he mainly eyes for his third Premier League golden boot this year. Salah opened the score for Liverpool with his sixth-minute goal last night.
He then provided a brilliant assist just a few minutes later before sealing the win for Liverpool with his 76th-minute header. And with these two goals, he is now just three goals behind premier league top scorer Jamie Vardy. Salah now has 19 goals in Premier League this season while Vardy already has 22 goals in his pocket as of now.
Graeme Souness believes Mohamed Salah is super selfish as he aims for the third Premier League Golden Boot
Liverpool manager recently also talked about Salah’s golden boot run and said, “He’s a striker, how can it not be a motivation for him? That’s clear,” and then also added, “In the last two years he won the golden boot, last year he shared it with Sadio and with Auba. That’s always important, it’s important for Sadio and all that stuff is normal.”
While talking about Salah’s performance last night, Souness said to Sky Sports, “He was at it tonight from the first minute. I think it [the Golden Boot] is important to him.” He added, “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.”
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The former Liverpool midfielder said, “But he’s always selfish. I think tonight he was super selfish. He really wants his Golden Boot.” He then added, “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. And he thinks he’s in a team that creates chances, so he thinks it’s very much still on for him.”
Souness said, “They’ve got an element of it – they’ve all got an element of it. 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.” He also added, “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.”