Gary Neville slammed Mohamed Salah for being “greedy” and “selfish” in the second half of Liverpool ’s win over Arsenal.
Salah snatched a chance away from Diogo Jota as the new signing searched for his first Liverpool goal.
Jota appeared set to put the game to bed as the ball looked to drop to him in acres of space in the box only for Salah to try and nick it for a chance of his own only to lose possession.
Whilst Salah’s blushes were spared by Jota grabbing a vital third goal moments later, Neville warned Salah “you can’t do that” in his post-match analysis.
Neville said on Sky Sports: “That is the selfish part of his game.
“He’s thought, ‘you’re not having a goal already’ and taken it off of him. It was Jota’s ball.
“His greed is one of his great strengths but he should have left it for his mate. He was never going to get there.
“He [Jota] would have had a goal if it wasn’t for Salah. You can’t do that. As great a player as he is, he knows that’s not a great look.”
Just a couple of weeks ago, after his hat-trick against Leeds, Salah was praised for his greed by Neville as he hailed his ruthless streak.
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He explained on Sky Sports : "You think of the mentality difference between Mane and Salah. Mane is likeable, I think the players probably love him, he gives his all every single day, he’ll do the selfless thing for the team.
“Then you look at Salah over on the other side. He doesn’t pass sometimes to his team-mate, he’ll be a little bit more selfish, a little bit less likeable because of that, probably by the fans, probably by some of his team-mates.
“But then I look at him as sort of an outsider as somebody looking at him thinking, ‘he is an absolute killer on the pitch’.
“He reminds me of that twin tracking of Ronaldo and Rooney in the mid 2000s where they were both like that and that’s where Mane and Salah are.
“I think Salah will end up going above Mane, not because Mane’s not a great player, as Rooney was a great player.
“But the reason that these players are different is they’ve got something up here that means they go home at night and being the best player in the world rocks their world.
“Whereas actually a Rooney or a Mane, they feel the team’s got to win, I’ve got to give my all, fight for my players. Salah doesn’t do that."
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