Graeme Souness labels Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah the ‘greediest player ever’

Mohamed Salah scored twice against West Ham on Sunday (Picture: Getty Images)

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness reckons Mohamed Salah is the greediest player in football, while also praising his immense quality in scoring twice against West Ham on Sunday.

Salah scored Liverpool’s first two goals in a 3-1 win over the Hammers at the London Stadium, the second with a sublime first touch and finish from a long pass from Xherdan Shaqiri.

The Egyptian took his tally to 21 goals for the season, becoming only the fifth Liverpool player in history to score 20+ goals in four straight seasons.

He joins Gordon Hodgson, Billy Liddell, Roger Hunt and Ian Rush in achieving the feat, but it wasn’t exactly lavish praise from Souness despite this.

The former Reds captain and manager said he cannot think of a greedier player in the sport and if Salah had been in the same team as his old teammate Kenny Dalglish, there would have been fisticuffs.

‘Have you ever seen anyone greedier than him? Ever?’ Souness asked Jamie Redknapp on Sky Sports.

Souness was asked if he himself had played with anyone he considered that greedy, with the Scot saying: ‘No, not as bad as that.

‘I sit and watch Liverpool play and think, if my mate Kenny [Dalglish] had been playing with him they’d have been fighting each other in the dressing room after every game, he just wouldn’t tolerate it.

‘But his numbers, he’ll say at the end of his career, “look at my numbers.”‘

In the slightly strange rant, Souness then pivoted into lavish praise on Salah for the second of his two goals agaisnt the Hammers.

‘But his touch there, magnificent touch, magnificent finish,’ he said.

Salah was certainly not greedy when he was questioned about his second goal, crediting Shaqiri for the pass rather than taking credit for his own work.

‘I just keep practising in training for my right foot and left foot,’ he said. ‘But it was a good ball from Shaq.

‘I have to give him credit as well for the lovely ball from him. I just kept the first touch and the second was the finish.’

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