‘Obsessed’ Salah far from the perfect striker – Wenger

Date published: Saturday 7th September 2019 9:52

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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is far from the perfect footballer and must improve his teamwork.

Sadio Mane appeared to shout towards the Liverpool bench, after being taken off in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Burnley, in reaction to Salah’s earlier decision to shoot rather than pass to the Senegal international.

And Wenger certainly believes Mane had a point and that Salah is “too obsessed” with scoring goals, though the Frenchman did compare the Egyptian star with a certain Lionel Messi.

“He [Salah] has similarities with Messi,” Wenger told beIN Sports. “He must find the consistency of Messi.

“I find he’s a good finisher but Messi has the complete thing, he gives the final ball as well.

“Salah is a bit obsessed with finishing himself.

“That’s a dimension he’ll get certainly, when he grows a little bit older, to find the moment when you have to give the ball and when you have to finish.

“But I like him very much, he has huge potential. Mane as well.”

Wenger is currently not in management, but has not ruled out returning to take the helm of a national team.

 

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