The Egyptian striker’s double has earned him up to 19 league goals for the season – three behind division top scorer Jamie Vardy in the Golden Boot race.
Salah was guilty of ignoring occasionally better-placed teammates during the match.
And Reds legend Souness said the striker took selfishness “to another level” as he aims to win the scorer’s prize for the third consecutive season.
But Klopp defended his best sniper, who last year shared the Golden Boot award with teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who won it the previous season.
“” He is an attacker, how can this not be a motivation for him? “Said Klopp in quotes reported by the Liverpool Echo.
“But he has won the Golden Boot for the past two years. Last year, he shared it with Sadio (Mane) and Auba (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang) and it’s still important.
“But in the end, you can only score if you do well and he did it tonight.
“So it was really good. If you are too focused on the goals, which they are not, then you are not moving to be in the right situations, but the goals we have scored tonight are really good. We could have scored more, than is true.
“And 250 goals in passing (between Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino) is truly exceptional. Imagine where I would be if these boys weren’t playing for me. Wow! The situation minus 250 goals… it’s great. ”
Souness lambasted Salah after the match, saying that his teammates would have been irritated by his greed.
“He was there tonight from the first minute,” the former Liverpool midfielder told Sky Sports.
“You saw his reaction when people didn’t find him late in the game in the last third.
“He shot at every opportunity, and his teammates will not have been satisfied with him two or three times.
“But he is still selfish. I think tonight he was super selfish. He really wants his Golden Boot. ”
When asked if all the top scorers should have this greed, Souness added: “They have one element – they all have one.
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“But I think he takes it to another level. I think Mane has fallen out with him in the past several times where he thinks he should have passed him to score a goal and he shot himself. ”
Salah became the fourth Liverpool player to reach 100 Premier League goals with 73 goals and 27 assists.
But he did so in a record 104 appearances, after Steven Gerrard (212 games), Robbie Fowler (158) and Michael Own (148).
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