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Liverpool fans react to Michael Owen observation about Mo Salah

Some Liverpool fans have been reacting on social media after Michael Owen slated Mohamed Salah for becoming obsessed with being the goalscorer in Jurgen Klopp’s team.

Owen was speaking while serving as a pundit for BT Sport’s coverage of Liverpool’s Champions League Group Stage win over KRC Genk on Tuesday night, after the Egyptian laid on the assist for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s match-winning strike.

It was Salah’s second assist in the UEFA competition this season, after creating his side’s third against Genk in October, to add to his three penned in the Premier League after ten appearances.

No player for either side attempted more shots than Salah on Tuesday night, though, with the 67-cap star trying his luck on six occasions and only seeing one of those force Gaetan Coucke into action, per WhoScored data.

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Salah’s desire to see his name written in the goalscorer’s list for the ninth time this season across all competitions has seen Owen suggest he has become obsessed with scoring, having previously been contempt with being the creative force instead.

“The way I read his game is that you can tell that it has changed over the years,” Owen told BT Sport, via the Liverpool Echo. “Five years ago watching him play, he would be beating players out wide and be laying balls on.

“He got the assist [for Oxlade-Chamberlain’s goal], but he is now a really hungry player for goals. It’s almost in the state where he is obsessed by goals. That has definitely developed over the years. He never used to be obsessed with goals.

“Now he has got a taste of it, [after he] won Golden Boots and been the main man. It’s almost like he feels a huge pressure to score all the time. That’s how I read it when I watch him play. I never, ever think he is going to pass when he goes in front of goal.”

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Salah has averaged a shot in the Champions League every 22.5 minutes and every 23.2 minutes in the Premier League this season, compared to playing a key ball every 60 minutes in Europe and 50.5 minutes in the English top-flight.

The £135million-rated forward also left teammate Sadio Mane irate earlier in the season, when he didn’t play a simple pass to the Senegal winger to score against Burnley.

Mane has also revealed there have been disagreements between the pair, who shared the Premier League Golden Boot award with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last season after each hit 22 goals.

Here are some of the reactions shared to Owen’s claim that Salah has become obsessed with scoring…

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