Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has histrionically accused the membership’s ahead, Sadio Mane, of avoiding successful penalties as he doesn’t need teammate, Mohamed Salah to attain.
Owen made the claims after Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0 within the Premier League on Thursday evening at Anfield, because of Mason Mount’s strike.
Recall that Salah, who’s Liverpool’s first-choice spot-kick taker, appeared set to be handed one other golden probability to extend his targets tally to 18 this season from 12 yards when Mane gave the Chelsea aim.
Andreas Christensen dangled out a slipshod leg however Mane obtained to teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold’s ball first.
There might have been sufficient contact for Mane to win a penalty, however as a substitute, the Senegalese star tried to satisfy his heavy contact to attain.
Mane and Salah are each pushing to complete on the membership’s top-scorer this season, though the Egyptian worldwide boasts ten extra targets to his identify.
However Owen feels the competitors between each African gamers has taken on a nasty twist.
“I couldn’t imagine he [Mane] didn’t go down there and look, I’m not advocating he does,” Owen advised Optus Sport.
“It was an incredible contact and he presumably thought he may get an opportunity on the finish of it however he did one thing related per week in the past [against Sheffield United].
“I simply marvel and it could be just a few devious ideas creeping into my head, Mo Salah is the penalty taker on this group, and if he [Mane] thinks he’s getting an opportunity to attain, he thinks, ‘properly I’m going to attain, if I don’t keep on my toes, Mo Salah’s going to get one other penalty.’
“These gamers have been going for the golden boot for the previous couple of seasons.
“It could be a wild form of idea, however the aggressive nature of him and Mo Salah… we’ve seen them not passing to one another when one among them is in a a lot better place than the opposite.
“We’re seeing a bit little bit of selfishness, we’re seeing a bit little bit of disgruntled behaviour – Mo Salah shaking his head (when he was subbed off).
“I simply assume a few instances there, I’ve seen Mane go down for these sorts of alternatives…and (to not do it) two video games on the spin? It simply made me assume a bit bit.”