Former Reds striker Robbie Fowler has refused to condemn the Egyptian striker for some of his betting in Tottenham's 2-1 win
Mohamed Salah has made some "dodgy decisions" against Tottenham, Robbie Fowler says, but the Liverpool striker has avoided criticism because he is "a scorer" and needs a selfish streak.
The Egyptian international scored 44 goals during an impressive debut campaign at Anfield in 2017-18.
He has made two more attempts this season, but has closed a gap in his recent spell against Spurs.
This was not due to a lack of effort, as Salah was obviously desperate to go into the goal during a game at Wembley Stadium dominated by Jürgen Klopp's side.
He has sometimes pushed these efforts to the limit, with his focus limited to the goal of being better placed as a team mate, but Fowler thinks that's a good thing.
The Liverpool legend tells The mirror"I'm not going to start condemning the strikers for such a good win, yes, Salah was probably the worst culprit, and he not only missed a few chances, but made some ambiguous decisions as well.
He's used to counting now and he wants to find the net I know how it is and I can not criticize him for it You can not moan at him if the Spurs Liverpool spurs so easily has taken apart. "
Liverpool should have been clear at the time when Erik Lamela received a late reply to the Spurs, while Fowler repeated those who regarded Klopp's team as a serious title contender.
He added, "It was a performance from Liverpool that had a bit of everything, with very few weaknesses, and I noticed that Graeme Souness afterwards said he thought it was the best team in my old club since Kenny Dalglish last won the league.
"I'm not going to argue with Souey because he's Souey … but you definitely can not say that if you do not win the league."
Fowler has also supported former Manchester United star Gary Neville, who has suggested that every club – including Liverpool – have a hard time fighting for the Champions League and Premier League in the 2018-19 season.
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He said: "[Pep] Guardiola has great qualities, he knows how to get to the Champions League finals and he believes this is the season in which he can bring the trophy to the club.
"Of course I would not argue about that, but it's not a formality, it's so hard to win the Premier League and the Champions League, and I think Manchester United was the last time in 2008 a decade ago.
"I do not want to agree with Gary Neville – not a chance – but it's hard to do both because the teams in different leagues will be able to drive much easier during the season, but if an association can do it, it's this city squad."