Mohamed Salah said ‘you can’t do this’ after ‘selfish’ time in Liverpool


Gary Neville criticized Mohamed Salah for being ‘greedy’ and ‘selfish’ in the second half of Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal. Salah took a chance from Diogo Jota as the new signing sought his first goal at Liverpool.

Jota looked ready to put the game to bed as the ball seemed to fall to him in acres of space in the box only for Salah to try to screw him for a chance of losing possession.

While Salah’s blush was spared by Jota who caught a vital third goal moments later, Neville warned Salah “you can’t do that” in his post-game analysis.

Neville said on Sky Sports, “It’s the selfish part of his game.

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“He thought, ‘you don’t have a goal already’ and took it away from him. It was Jota’s ball.

“His greed is one of his great strengths, but he should have left it to his companion. He was never going to get there.

“The [Jota] would have had a goal without Salah. You can not do this. As great as he is, he knows this isn’t a great look.

Just weeks ago, after his hat-trick against Leeds, Salah was praised for his greed by Neville as he hailed his ruthless streak.

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He explained on Sky Sports: “You think about the difference in mentality between Mane and Salah. Mane is nice, I think the players probably like him, he gives everything every day, he will do the selfless thing for the team.

“Then you look at Salah from the other side. He doesn’t pass to his teammate sometimes, he’ll be a little more selfish, a little less likable because of that, probably by the fans, probably by some of his teammates.

“But then, I see him as a sort of outsider as someone who looks at him thinking, ‘He’s an absolute killer on the ground.’

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“It reminds me of that double follow-up of Ronaldo and Rooney in the mid-2000s when they were both like that and that’s where Mane and Salah are.

“I think Salah will eventually overtake Mane, not because Mane is not a great player, because Rooney was a great player.

“But the reason these players are different is that they have something here that means they come home at night and being the best player in the world makes their world vibrate.

“When actually a Rooney or a Mane they feel the team has to win, I have to give it my all, fight for my players. Salah doesn’t do that. ”


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