Liverpool legend Graeme Souness described Mohamed Salah as ‘super selfish’ following his two-goal display in the 3-0 at Brighton.
The Reds have already secured the Premier League title but you would not have known when watching the hunger shown by Salah at The Amex Stadium.
Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool in the sixth minute before Jordan Henderson made it 2-0 two minutes later.
Brighton fought back into the contest and halved the deficit when Leandro Trossard found the back of the net from Tariq Lamptey’s cross.
Salah doubled his tally, though, and restored Liverpool’s two-goal lead in the 76th minute before the Egyptian battled hard to try and earn his hat-trick.
The 28-year-old was directly involved in 10 of Liverpool’s 19 shots on the night, per Squawka, as he eyes up the Golden Boot once again after sharing it with team-mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last season.
But Souness wasn’t full of praise for the forward, who he believes went to ‘another level’ of selfishness during the encounter.
Souness told Sky Sports: “He was at it tonight from the first minute. It’s important to him (the Golden Boot), you see his reaction when people weren’t finding him late on in the game in the last-third.
“He was shooting at every opportunity. His team-mates wouldn’t be happy with him on two or three occasions. He’s always selfish. Tonight, he was super selfish. He wants his Golden Boot. They’ve won the league, he’s done his part, he’s got his goals. He wants that Golden Boot and he thinks he’s in a team that creates chances, so he thinks it’s very much still on for him.
“They’ve got an element of it (selfishness). But I think he takes it to another level. Mane has fallen out with him in the past over occasions where he feels like he should’ve passed him in to score a goal.”
Salah now has 19 Premier League goals this season after jumping above Southampton’s Danny Ings to sit third. Aubameyang has 20 league goals but Leicester City star Jamie Vardy leads the way with 22.