Salah is the most selfish player I’ve ever witnessed, says Liverpool legend

Liverpool icon Graeme Souness has called Mohamed Salah ‘one of the most selfish players he has witnessed’.

The Egyptian star has been under the spotlight recently after being involved in a touchline spat with manager Jurgen Klopp against West Ham last weekend.

With 11 minutes remaining to the full-time whistle, the Egyptian was called from the bench to come on for a short cameo before a controversial incident transpired.

Jurgen Klopp appeared to have a heated exchange with Salah before the latter was pulled away by teammate Darwin Nunez.

Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness claims that this is not a new thing to Salah, saying the Egyptian is always unhappy when he is not on the pitch while calling him the most selfish player he has ever known.

‘I believe Mohamed Salah is off and leaving Liverpool. He has been fabulous for Liverpool, but if he leaves to the Saudi Pro League then he’ll be the biggest star in that part of the world,’ Souness said on the Up Front podcast. 

‘He no doubt has an exceptionally large opinion of himself, and he’ll have been angry at not starting the game against West Ham last week.

‘I think the situation with Jurgen Klopp was a reaction to only being brought on with 10 minutes to go – it was more Salah than it was Klopp in that confrontation.

‘Salah is the most selfish player I have ever witnessed. Even prior to that game, whenever Klopp takes him off, he is never happy about it.’

‘That is what you want from your players, if you take them off on two goals, they should want to stay on to score a third. When Sadio Mane was there they’d fall out all the time.’

Salah’s future with Liverpool is uncertain amid interest from Saudi Arabia, with giants Ittihad Jeddah are said still to be keen on the Egypt captain.