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Liverpool trio, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino accused of becoming 'selfish'

Posted: 8 May 2018 Time: 18:10

The attacking trio of Liverpool has been accused of becoming 'selfish' after receiving plaudits from across Europe during their magnificent UEFA Champions League campaign.

After the 4-2 defeat in the second-leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final and the recent 1-0 loss to Chelsea over the weekend, the Reds strike force have come under the microscope.

READ: Liverpool trio break 'BBC' UCL scoring record

Despite advancing to the final of Europe's elite club competition, Jurgen Klopp's side are in serious danger of finishing outside the top-four. 

And former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas feels it's down to their forward's moving away from what made them so successful.

"Mohamed Salah did not look that interested against Chelsea, which was odd, but I was more concerned with the way Liverpool's entire front three played at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday," Jenas told BBC Football.

"I saw something in the second leg of their semi-final against Roma which I have not seen all season, which was Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane being selfish for the first time.

"Usually, when they counter-attack, all three of them are trying to find each other and the best route to goal. Yes Salah has scored the majority, but they have been sharing the goals out, which is one of the reasons things have worked so well.

"This time, it seemed like it was suddenly every man for himself at the top end of the pitch - it was like they did not want to pass to each other anymore," the former Tottenham midfielder added.

"It was almost as if they had looked at the records books about who had scored what in the Champions League and were thinking 'I want to be the man who scores the most'."

Article by: Staff Reporter
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