Salah post-victory reaction over Rangers has left Liverpool fans in confusion.
It is surprising that Mohamed Salah’s behavior is being held in question. This is in the wake of his finest performance of the season so far. As the Liverpool star has had a difficult start to the year.
The Reds gave a 7-1 thrashing to the Scottish giants. And the Egyptian international set a Champions League record for the quickest hat-trick. He did this by scoring three goals against Rangers in only six minutes. Salah was just brought on in the 68th minute. But he more than made up for it with the score. And it marked the most significant loss for Rangers at Ibrox.
However, Salah’s decision to saunter straight down the tunnel rather than extending his gratitude to the traveling Reds faithful has not flown under the radar or without criticism. Jurgen Klopp’s team was much closer to being back to their best than most of their other performances this season.
The bulk of the Liverpool team’s other players made sure to express their gratitude to those who had come to Scotland. The Reds talisman’s actions are only going to fuel rumors that he isn’t completely happy with the circumstances surrounding him at Anfield.
Salah left Liverpool fans angry
After the game, fans gave their opinion on the incident on social media, with one supporter stating:
“Salah grabbing the match ball and heading down the tunnel without thanking the travelling fans says a lot about where his head is at.”
Another supporter said that if Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo had done it in this manner, the reaction would have been completely different.
It was a little strange to see Salah leave the field after the game. At the very least, visit the fans. Ronaldo would be widely known if he had done it.
Another fan kept drawing parallels between Salah and the Old Trafford legend, saying:
“So Salah scores a hat trick, collects the ball, then walks straight down the tunnel, no handshakes, no thanks the fans, bad show, no defense for that Ronaldo-type mentality.”
After the game, Klopp stated why he started Salah from the bench. By stating categorically that it had nothing to do with trying to give him a break before City’s visit on Sunday.