Former England international Darren Bent had some slight criticism for Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah when picking his October Player of the Month.
Bent puts others above Salah
The 28-year-old recently embarked on his fourth full season on Merseyside and has embedded himself into Anfield folklore for eternity after helping his side win the Champions League and the Premier League in the space of 13 months (via BBC Sport).
Last month, Salah has found the net four times in the Premier League, scoring a brace against Aston Villa during their shocking 7-2 defeat, as well as firing past both Everton and West Ham United (Whoscored).
Speaking to Give Me Sport while discussing who should be crowned the GMS Fans’ Player of the Month, Bent believed that Salah may not deserve that accolade this time around.
“He’s had a good month,” he said. “Listen, he’s one of the very best out there you can’t hide that fact. But if he doesn’t score, you don’t really notice him.
“So if he scores one or two goals, you go, Mo Salah. But he’s not like a Mane where if Mane doesn’t score, he’ll affect the game in another way with an assist or something.
“And that’s why I think, again, with Harry Kane, even if he’s not scoring, he’s still putting assists on. I like Salah. I think he’s unbelievable but I would have others ahead of him.”
Transfer Tavern take
Bent’s comments may irk some Liverpool supporters, but there’s no doubt Kane deserves the crown – he scored four goals in the month but also provided three assists on top of his tally (Whoscored).
However, Salah has started this season, yet again, in scintillating fashion. It seems like a lifetime ago that rivals fans were labelling him as a ‘one-season wonder’, and perhaps if he adds a few assists to his ever-increasing goal tally then Bent will back him for the November award.
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