Mohamed Salah is a “greedy player” who “misses a lot of chances”, meaning he is not a world-class player, according to pundit/presenter Andy Goldstein.
Goldstein doesn’t rate Salah
The 28-year-old was brought in from Roma for £34m during the summer of 2017 and made an instant impact in his first season at Anfield, scoring 44 goals from 52 games in all competitions, setting countless records in the process and winning the Premier League Golden Boot (TransferMarkt).
Salah added another 22 goals to his name during the following campaign as his side won the Champions League and narrowly missed out on winning the Premier League This time, the Egyptian winger shared the award with teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
In the space of 13 months, Salah helped Jurgen Klopp’s side avenge what happened previously, winning their sixth European crown and their first league title in 30 years. To this day, Salah has scored a total of 104 times from 165 outings (TransferMarkt).
Despite this, Goldstein, who is a regular host on talkSPORT, explained the reasons why he feels that Salah is not a world-class footballer.
After being questioned by guest Jamie O’Hara, he said, “He’s a greedy player, Mohamed Salah, he has a lot of chances, he misses a lot of chances.
“He scores some great goals – of course, he does. He’s a fantastic player. But I would say Mohamed Salah is not world-class.”
Goldstein then went on to say that he would play Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min over Salah “every day of the week”.
Transfer Tavern take
This is bizarre criticism for a player who has been consistent over the course of the three full seasons he has spent at Anfield, and he’s started the current campaign very well too.
Also, there was not a great deal of context as to why the presented said that Salah wasn’t world-class. Using the argument that “he misses a lot”, doesn’t stick after Salah has scored over 100 times in a red shirt.
This comment will not go down well with Liverpool fans but they will know deep down what sort of player Salah is and they will feel lucky to have him after everything he has done for the club.
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