Arsene Wenger warns Liverpool FC about ‘obsessed’ Mohamed Salah
Arsene Wenger gives his verdict on Mohamed Salah's selfishness at Liverpool FC
Arsene Wenger believes Mohamed Salah is “too obsessed” with scoring goals at Liverpool FC.
The Egypt international has netted three times in four Premier League games so far this season.
Salah was criticised for his selfishness in Liverpool FC’s 3-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor last time out.
The Egyptian forward twice failed to tee up a team-mate in a better position and instead launched an attempt on goal.
Sadio Mane reacted angrily during his 86th-minute substitution as the Senegal international appeared to gesture toward Salah from the bench.
The former Southampton winger’s rage appeared to be triggered by Salah’s failure to set up Mane with the goal at the Senegal forward’s mercy moments earlier.
Former Arsenal manager Wenger says Salah shares some similarities with Lionel Messi but the Liverpool FC winger needs to be able to provide the final ball like the Argentinian.
“He [Salah] has similarities with Messi,” Wenger told beIN Sports, as quoted by Metro.
“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.
“But you forget a little bit the guy who sacrifices himself is Firmino.
“And like Suarez did for Messi and Neymar, [Firmino] is the guy who works for the team, who works for everybody and gets them to shine.
“This piece of the jigsaw is always difficult to find, a striker who is generous.”
Salah scored 32 times in 36 games in his first Premier League season at Liverpool FC following a £39m move to the Anfield outfit from Serie A giants AS Roma.
The Liverpool FC forward finished as the Premier League’s joint top goal-scorer last term thanks to a return of 22 goals.
He finished at the top of the goal-scoring charts alongside Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.