Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher aims dig at Reds fans over Mohamed Salah treatment

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher concedes that Mohamed Salah is ‘under-appreciated’ by his fans after scoring his 15th Premier League goal of the season in the 3-2 win over West Ham last night

Both Gary Neville and Carragher reached a conclusion that the Egyptian is undervalued and does not get enough credit by his own supporters for his contribution at Anfield. 

Salah has so far scored 19 goals in all competitions this season and although he hasn’t hit the heights of his debut season, Lionel Messi is the only player in Europe above him when it comes to goal involvements since 2017. 

Liverpool legend Carragher spoke on Monday Night Football on the 27-year-old’s impact since joining for a club-record fee. 

“I think Mo Salah is seen as world class by those on the outside but with Liverpool fans i think he is a little bit under appreciated,” he told Sky Sports. 


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“Certainly going from that first season to what he is doing now, there has been a bit of a dip. But he was never going to score another 47 goals in a season. 

“Speaking to Liverpool fans and looking at social media, I think Liverpool have got six world-class players. I think the goalkeeper, Trent Alexander Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firming and Salah.

“I think if you asked Liverpool fans whether they would take big money for the other five, they would all say no, mo matter what the money. 

“There is no way they would sell Alisson or Van Dijk. But if you offered them £130m for Salah, they would think about it. 

“That is why i say he is under appreciated.” 

Carragher spoke on why he believes Salah does not receive enough plaudits from Liverpool supporters for his impressive goalscoring record in the last three seasons and identified two reasons. 

“He is a wide forward who plays narrow which means he is constantly being marked when he receives the ball,” added the Sky Sports pundit. 

“But he is not as strong as Mane and he does is not as clever as Firming when the ball comes in to him. So he does lose the ball a lot in situations like that. It can be frustrating watching Salah. 

“There is no doubt that there is a selfish side to him. We saw that come out with Mane earlier in the season. When Salah is in position all he is thinking is hither can score. At times, that’s a frustration. “ 

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