Chamberlain Reveals Why He Wants Salah To Be Selfish Against Chelsea

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A bizarre scene happened in Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Burnley last weekend as Sadio Mane showed his frustration when Mohamed Salah refused to pass the ball to him towards the end of the game.

Mane was really furious with Salah for his selfish play, and the Senegal international was substituted shortly after the incident and reacted furiously on the bench.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has played down the incident that happened between Salah and Mane, and now Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has made light of the situation ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Chelsea.

Oxlade-Chamberlain insists that he wants Salah to be selfish as his selfishness helps the team.

Asked to finish the sentence ‘Mohamed Salah isn’t selfish because…’, Oxlade Chamberlain told BBC Sport: “Isn’t selfish? Are you winding me up?

“The guy don’t pass to us. Are you mad? Ask Sadio. No, Mo Salah isn’t selfish because he’s a goalscorer. He’s got to do that.

“We can’t expect him to pass us the ball all the time and him to score loads of goals. ‘The way he plays wins us games, so he’s got to do what he’s got to do.

“He scores, we win the game. I’m happy. Mo, do what you want!”

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