Owen: Salah Is Selfish

By | January 19, 2021

LIVERPOOL: Michael Owen believes Mo Salah’s ‘selfish’ attitude prevents Liverpool from showcasing their best.

The Egyptian star has now gone through four league games without a goal while the Reds squad also has no victory in four games.

It saw the defending champions now lag behind Manchester United apart from Man City and Leicester.

Salah, 28, maintained his best performance while scoring early this season with 13 goals in 17 league appearances.

But he was disappointed after another stalemate in the 0-0 draw against the Red Devils.

And Owen, who played when he was 17 at Anfield, believes Salah did not do enough to help the team.

He told the Premier League Productions: “There was a lot of selfishness, I saw it again.

“Mo Salah once again did not send enough balls. He never gave enough, but it was too much. After the last few games, I started thinking ‘don’t do that’.”

This is not the first time Salah has been blamed for being too selfish.

In September 2019, Sadio Mane clashed with his teammate after Salah did not pass the ball to him even though the goal gate was already open.

Boss Jurgen Klopp had to defend the former Chelsea player and said he would not tell Salah to stop.