Robbie Fowler sticks up for Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah

Robbie Fowler has his say on Mohamed Salah's spat with Sadio Mane for Liverpool FC

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah (Photo: Screengrab)

Robbie Fowler has leapt to the defence of Mohamed Salah after the attacker was accused of being selfish in Liverpool FC’s 3-0 win at Burnley.

The Egypt international hit the headlines for failing to pass the ball to Sadio Mane for a simple finish late on in the game, before the Senegal international reacted angrily following his substitution.

Mane was substituted moments after the incident and could not hide his frustration after Salah opted to shoot himself rather than pass.

However, Liverpool FC legend Fowler, who knows a thing or two about scoring goals for the Reds, believes that it is Salah’s right to go for goal.

Speaking in an interview quoted by the Daily Star, Fowler said: “I’ve ­honestly never heard such nonsense as the stuff that has surrounded this so-called spat between Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.

“Everyone commenting and talking nonsense about being “greedy” or destroying team spirit, have they never watched football before?

“Because you can’t be a ­top-class goal-scorer without total belief you will score.

“I look at Salah’s record and it tells me he’s going to keep doing it. You don’t score that many goals without being what people say is selfish. But what the hell do people want?

“Do they want him to be a goal-scorer or do they want him to be someone who’s always looking to pass? You can’t really have both.”

Salah has scored three goals and made two assists in four Premier League appearances so far this term.

Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action after the international break when they host Newcastle United at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime.

The Reds are currently leading the way at the top of the Premier League table after having won all four of their opening games in the top flight this season, to leave them two points ahead of Manchester City.

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