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Mo Salah’s ‘selfish’ side praised by Souness in Liverpool’s win over Brighton

‘All goalscorers are greedy at times … he takes it to another level’: Graeme Souness praises ‘selfish’ Mohamed Salah for his desperation to win the Golden Boot after yet another impressive performance for champions Liverpool

‘Selfless’ Mohamed Salah’s insatiable appetite for goals is taking his rivals to a whole new level in the eyes of former Liverpool boss Graeme Souness.

But instead of criticizing the Reds striker for his tunnel vision, Souness was full of praise for Salah after scoring a bracket against Brighton to boost his Golden Boot qualifications.

The pair of strikes, which was decisive in a 3-1 win on the south coast on Wednesday, brought Salah’s league total for 2019-20 to 19 and placed him third in the scoring table behind Jamie Vardy (22) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (20).

Mohamed Salah was 'selfish' against Brighton, but Graeme Souness praised his scoring instinct

Mohamed Salah was ‘selfish’ against Brighton, but Graeme Souness praised his scoring instinct

Salah scored 19 in the Premier League this season, the third highest in the division

Salah scored 19 in the Premier League this season, the third highest in the division

Salah scored 19 in the Premier League this season, the third highest in the division

Souness felt that Salah should grab the scoring title with the Premier League wrapped up

Souness felt that Salah should grab the scoring title with the Premier League wrapped up

Souness felt that Salah should grab the scoring title with the Premier League wrapped up

Since Liverpool has mathematically won the Premier League title in second place to Manchester City, Souness supports Salah’s egoism in chasing the scorer title.

“He was busy tonight, wasn’t he? From the first minute, ”Souness said on Sky Sports.

“It’s important to him, you see his reaction when people found him late in the game. He photographed on every occasion, his teammates would not have been happy two or three times.

“He’s been selfish tonight, but that’s because he wants that golden boot.

“They won the league title, he did his bit and he thinks it’s there for him. (Sadio) Mane has fallen out with him in the past on occasions he feels he should have switched to him.

“All goalscorers are greedy at times, I think he takes it to another level.”

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