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Jurgen Klopp believes the chance to win a third Premier League Golden Boot this season has become a priority for Mohamed Salah. Gary Neville and Arsene Wenger have previously used to describe Salah as “selfish” and Klopp believes, that players like Salah “have to be selfish”.
Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Leeds, Klopp was asked about the potential of Salah winning a third Golden Boot and he replied: “Yes, of course. A football player has 15 years, maybe 17 or 18 in some cases, in their career. It is a time in your life when you are at your physical best and you want to squeeze everything you can out of your career. Most of the players never win the Golden Boot.
“If you win it once it is a big achievement. If you win it twice it is a really big achievement, if you can win it a third time, there are not many players who have won it three times. Strikers have to be selfish. I have never met an unselfish striker. You can be the nicest person in the world but in the end you want to score goals and that means you do not see players in the same shirt.
“He [Salah] is just a natural goalscorer, he wants to score goals. That is something he has developed later in his career. That is what world-class players do [score season after season]. Knowing your own quality helps you get back on track quicker than others.”