Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has histrionically accused the membership’s ahead, Sadio Mane, of avoiding profitable 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, due to Mason Mount’s strike.
Recall that Salah, who’s Liverpool’s first-choice spot-kick taker, seemed set to be handed one other golden probability to extend his objectives tally to 18 this season from 12 yards when Mane gave the Chelsea purpose.
Andreas Christensen dangled out a slipshod leg however Mane received 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, although the Egyptian worldwide boasts ten extra objectives to his identify.
However Owen feels the competitors between each African gamers has taken on a nasty twist.
“I couldn’t consider he [Mane] didn’t go down there and look, I’m not advocating he does,” Owen informed Optus Sport.
“It was a terrific contact and he probably 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 is likely to be a couple of devious ideas creeping into my head, Mo Salah is the penalty taker on this workforce, 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 ft, 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 is likely to 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 in all them is in a significantly 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 suppose a few occasions 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 suppose a bit bit.”