Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has explained why Mohamed Salah doesn’t pass to his teammates always.
Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has explained why Mohamed Salah isn’t always inclined to pass to his teammates.
The former Roma attacker was heavily criticized when he failed to pass to Sadio Mane during away trip to Burnley. After getting substituted, Mane was furious with Salah and raged over that incident to his teammates. Roberto Firmino and James Milner calmed the situation down.
In the post-match interview, Jurgen Klopp and Jordan Henderson divulged that Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are getting on like before, with nil issues. Mane just lost his cool at the moment, but fans made a bigger fuss out of it.
Speaking to Football Focus, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was asked to finish the sentence “Mohamed Salah isn’t selfish because…”
The former Arsenal midfielder joked “Isn’t selfish? Are you winding me up? The guy don’t pass to us. Are you mad? Ask Sadio!”
He explained that Mohamed Salah is a proper goalscorer and is trying to get the best output.
Chamberlain then added: “No, Mo Salah isn’t selfish because he’s a goalscorer. He’s gotta do that.
“We can’t expect him to pass us the ball all the time and him to score loads of goals. The way he plays wins us games, so he’s got to do what he’s got to do.
“He scores, we win the game. I’m happy. Mo, do what you want!”
Since signing for Liverpool in 2017, Mohamed Salah has gone on to make 112 appearances for the Reds. The Egyptian has found the back of the net on 75 occasions and assisted 31 times. The Liverpool forward scored 44 in the first season – helping the Reds reach the Champions League final. In the subsequent season, the Reds lifted the Champions League and managed to secure 97 points in the league, which is the third-highest tally in the Premier League era.