Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Football Reporting
Football Reporting


Jurgen Klopp confirms Gary Neville and Arsene Wenger’s suspicions over Mohamed Salah

Jurgen Klopp believes the chance to win a third Premier League Golden Boot this season has become a priority for Mohamed Salah, with the Liverpool boss calling the forward a “natural goalscorer”.

Klopp also explained that players like Salah “have to be selfish”, a term that both Gary Neville and Arsene Wenger have previously used to describe Salah.

Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Leeds, Klopp was asked about the potential of Salah winning a third Golden Boot and he replied: “Yes, of course. A football player has 15 years, maybe 17 or 18 in some cases, in their career.

“It is a time in your life when you are at your physical best and you want to squeeze everything you can out of your career. Most of the players never win the Golden Boot.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has scored 19 Premier League goals this season

“If you win it once it is a big achievement. If you win it twice it is a really big achievement, if you can win it a third time, there are not many players who have won it three times.

“Strikers have to be selfish. I have never met an unselfish striker. You can be the nicest person in the world but in the end you want to score goals and that means you do not see players in the same shirt.

“He [Salah] is just a natural goalscorer, he wants to score goals. That is something he has developed later in his career. That is what world-class players do [score season after season]. Knowing your own quality helps you get back on track quicker than others.”

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) speaks with Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (R) before the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 7, 2021.
Salah could win his third Premier League Golden Boot this season

Earlier on this season, Neville labelled Salah “selfish” after he robbed his team-mate Diogo Jota of a goalscoring opportunity against Leeds.

Neville did concede that it is one of Salah’s “great strengths”, telling Sky Sports: “That is the selfish part of his game. He’s thought, ‘You’re not having a goal already’ and taken it off of him. It was Jota’s ball.

“His greed is one of his great strengths but he should have left it for his mate. He was never going to get there. He [Jota] would have had a goal if it wasn’t for Salah. You can’t do that. As great a player as he is, he knows that’s not a great look.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Former Arsenal boss Wenger has previously described Salah as “a bit obsessed with finishing himself”, telling beIN Sports: “He has similarities with Messi.

“He must find the consistency of Messi. I find he’s a good finisher but Messi has the complete thing, he gives the final ball as well.

“Salah is a bit obsessed with finishing himself. That’s a dimension he’ll get certainly, when he grows a little bit older, to find the moment when you have to give the ball and when you have to finish. But I like him very much, he has huge potential. Mane as well.”

Source link

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


Karim Benzema has signed a three-year deal with Saudi Arabian champions Al-Ittihad, with fellow French star N’Golo Kante poised to join him. Benzema was...


Dan Kemp came through the Chelsea ranks with Declan Rice and Mason Mount, and is coming off the best goalscoring season of his career...

Champions League

FRED has hinted at a shock exit from Manchester United by insisting that he wants to be an “important” player. The midfielder featured 57...

Premier League

Fiorentina’s Arthur Cabral was once a transfer target for West Ham during his time with Basel, but the Premier League club missed out on...