Mohamed Salah: Klopp replies to Souness after accusing Egyptian of being 'selfish'

Mohamed Salah: Klopp replies to Souness after accusing Egyptian of being 'selfish'

- Mohamed Salah scored twice against Brighton & Hove Albion earlier this week

- The brace took his goal tally to 19 in the Premier League this season

- Liverpool legend Souness accused the Egyptian of being selfish, but his manager Klopp feels differently about the claims

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has defended his player Mohamed Salah who was accused of being 'super selfish' by Graeme Souness.

The Egyptian goal king found the back of the net twice in the Reds 3-1 win against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday, July 8.

His brace in the match took his tally to 19 as the Premier League highest goals scorer contention heats up with four games to wrap up the season. Though, he trails Jamie Vardy with three goals.

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The 28-year-old was said to be guilty of ignoring better-placed teammates on occasion during the match.

Meanwhile, the Reds legend said Salah took his selfishness 'to a different level' as he hopes to end up with his third straight EPL Golden Boot as reported by The Mirror.

His manager, Klopp told Liverpool Echo: "He is a striker, how can it not be a motivation for him?

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"But the last two years he has won the Golden Boot. Last year he shared it with Sadio (Mane) and Auba (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang) and that is always important.

Mohamed Salah: Klopp replies Liverpool legend Souness after accusing Egyptian of being 'selfish'

Mohamed Salah celebrating one of his goals for Liverpool. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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"But in the end, you can only score when you perform well and he did that tonight.

"So that was really good. If you are too focused on goals, which they aren't, then you do not move to be in the right situations, but the goals we scored tonight are really good. We could have scored more, that is true.

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"And 250 goals by the way (between Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino) is really exceptional. Imagine where I would be if these boys would not play for me. Wow! The situation minus 250 goals...it is great."

Souness blasted Salah after the match, saying his teammates would be irritated by his greed.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool forward Salah recalls he knew his side's draw at Manchester United would hurt their title contention. Both sides shared the spoils at the end of the match following their inability to outscore each other at Old Trafford on February 24, 2019.

The Reds finished just one point behind Manchester City who were eventual champions of the 2018-19 season.

Salah revealed that he shed tears in the dressing room after the match, but the Egyptian played a key role in Liverpool's triumph one season after.

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