Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch has praised Mo Salah for becoming more “single-minded” in the way he plays over the last 12 months.
Salah – who scored 44 goals in his debut season at Anfield – has picked up the Premier League golden boot in each of the last two campaigns, albeit sharing last season’s prize with Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Egyptian made headlines two weeks ago when the Reds faced Burnley after he provoked an angry outburst from Mane, who was unhappy about not receiving a pass from his teammate.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, however, Crouch said that being selfish is not a bad habit to pick up as a forward.
“Salah has definitely become more single-minded over the last 12 months, to the point where he looks like he is obsessed with numbers,” the former Red said. “This isn’t a bad thing. I can see parallels with Cristiano Ronaldo, who started off providing magic out on the wings but then turned into a ‘killer’ through the middle.
“When your average goes from one goal in two games to one in one, you want to take every opportunity. Salah is one of the best in the world and his form at the start of the season augurs well.
“He will score 20 in the league season again, at the very least. He has not climbed into the position of being one of the most feared strikers around by worrying about what pass he should make.”
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