Micky Quinn savagely tore into Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah for his attitude during the 2-0 loss to Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.
The talkSPORT pundit described the Egyptian winger as ‘Billy big time’ and claimed that Salah looked he had simply turned up expecting to score in his latest Champions League outing.
“Who do you blame? Klopp for the personnel he chose tonight?” questioned Quinn on talkSPORT (November 6th), as quoted by the broadcaster’s website.
“Do you blame the players? Let me put it Billy big time in regards to [Mohamed] Salah looking like he could just turn up and score.”
Salah played the full 90 minutes against the Serbian giants on Tuesday in what was his 16th appearance of the season.
Quinn is harsh to deem Salah too big for his boots effectively as his attitude shouldn’t be questioned. The Reds’ star man actually showed signs that he was trying to make things happen, at least in the second half, and didn’t look like he was just expecting to score. While it was disappointing that Salah didn’t hit the back of the net on Tuesday despite finding the ball at his feet quite often, Quinn has gone too far with his criticism. The pundit may have had harsh words for several of Salah’s teammates as well, but that doesn’t make up for him questioning the player’s attitude. Salah is the type of player who always appears to work hard for his side as well as wear his heart on his sleeve and is an area of his game that shouldn’t be questioned for the sake of it. Hopefully the prolific forward finds his shooting boots again shortly in order to make the most of playing Fulham on Sunday as they have a feeble defence which can be torn apart.