Mohamed Salah

Liverpool’s Oxlade-Chamberlain on why Mo Salah isn’t selfish

Salah & Mane

Liverpool would beat Burnley 3-0 in their last game before the most recent international break.

During said game, Sadio Mane appeared to have gotten rather upset with Mohamed Salah.

As seen below, during the Burnley clash, Salah had the chance to pass the ball to Mane, who looked pretty open in the opposition box.

However, Salah would opt to shoot on that occasion.

Mane was then visibly angry later in the game when sat on the Liverpool bench.

Sadio Mane upset with Mo Salah vs Burnley

Mane would then come out and state that his fallout with Salah over him not passing the ball had been forgotten:

“With Salah? It’s forgotten.

 “Sometimes you have to say things face to face. These are things that happen in football, sometimes it happens that I am not given the pass. But we have reconciled and become the good friends we were before.” As quoted by the Telegraph.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool after a missed chance during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Liverpool and Porto at Anfield on April 09, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Chamberlain on Salah

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has since come out and explained why Salah is not selfish.

In an interview with BBC Sport, Chamberlain was asked to finish the sentence:

“Mohamed Salah isn’t selfish because…

To which the Liverpool midfielder joked:

“Isn’t selfish? Are you winding me up?

“The guy doesn’t pass to us. Are you mad ask Sadio.”

However, Oxlade-Chamberlain would go on to state that Salah is not selfish because he is a goalscorer:

“No, Mo Salah isn’t selfish because he’s a goalscorer. He’s got to 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!” As quoted by Goal.

Liverpool took on Chelsea in one of two Premier League games taking place at 4:30 pm UK time on Sunday.

The Reds headed into the game top of the table, with a two-point lead over 2nd placed Manchester City, who beat Watford 8-0 on Saturday.

As of writing, Liverpool are 2-0 up vs Chelsea, thanks to Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino.

See also: Chelsea vs Liverpool betting tips: Premier League preview & predictions

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