Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Mohamed Salah’s greed for goals is set to earn the Egyptian a third-straight Golden Boot.
Despite a humbling season of zero Cup titles for the English champions, Salah is leading the league’s scoring charts with 19 goals in 30 games with eight more games.
Additionally, the 28-year-old clinched the top scorer gong two seasons ago with a staggering 32 goals, while sharing last season’s accolade with teammate Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal.
But the achievements have not been without criticism over Salah’s greed when Liverpool is in attack with the ball…
"Strikers have to be selfish. I have never met an unselfish striker,” his manager Klopp said via Goal.
“You can be the nicest person in the world but in the end you want to score goals and that means you do not see players in the same shirt.
"He [Salah] is just a natural goalscorer, he wants to score goals. That is something he has developed later in his career. That is what world-class players do [score season after season]. Knowing your own quality helps you get back on track quicker than others,” the German concluded.
Up next for the Reds, who’s season lies on the line to secure a place in the UEFA Champions League, travel to Leeds United on Monday night.