Liverpool legend Graeme Souness, the current Reds star, has warned Mohamed Salah of the fate of former Arsenal duo German Mesut Ozil and Gabonese Pierre Aubameyang following his contract extension with the English club.
Having won the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the English Premier League last season alongside Tottenham’s South Korean star Heung-Min Son, Salah has scored just two goals in his first six games this season and has been aiming to score in the last three. games.
The Egyptian star also failed to score as Liverpool beat their guest Bournemouth unanswered by nine goals.
And when Liverpool legend Souness was asked what was going on with Salah this season, the Scot admitted he feared Salah would be affected by signing a historic Liverpool contract that would keep him at Anfield until 2025 for around £350,000. in Week. , making Moe the highest paid club in Liverpool’s history.
Souness hopes Salah doesn’t repeat the same scenario that two former Arsenal stars Ozil Aubameyang experienced, whose levels plummeted after renewing their contracts with the Gunners on attractive financial terms before having to leave the team. who is 30 years old.
Souness spoke to Talksport about Salah’s low level this season, especially after his contract renewal: “Last week, I criticized Salah and said that after the contract renewal, he is not the same. I hope he gets angry with me and proves I was wrong.”
He continued: “I said that because I remember Mesut Ozil and Aubameyang when they were at Arsenal they signed a contract and their passion for the game faded and that’s what worries me about Salah and I hope I’m wrong. “.
And Souness continued: “In the match between Manchester United and Liverpool (Manchester defender), Lisandro Martinez interfered with Salah at the beginning of the confrontation, and then Mohamed got scared and did not want to be kicked again.”
And he added: “Salah is fast, smart and very good, but this is the first time I see him looking for a player and he does not want to be subjected to strong interference again.”
Souness concluded by addressing Salah: “I hope I am wrong in my statements about Salah and if you listen to what I say, please prove me wrong.”
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