Liverpool legend John Aldridge is bothered, Mohammed Salah could land himself into trouble with the latest controversy on diving.
Salah appeared to have gone down easily after minimal contact from Mamadou Sakho during his side’s 4-3 Premier League win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
It wasn’t the first time this season that the Egyptian has been criticised for going down too easily, and Aldridge thinks that he is earning himself a similar reputation to former Reds striker Luis Suarez.
“Mohamed Salah went down too easily against Crystal Palace. And now he has a problem,” Aldridge disclosed in a recent interview cited on FourFourTwo
“But did Mamadou Sakho catch his calf? 100%. He caught his calf with his shin, and Salah went down. That’s what players do in this day and age.
“Now Salah has to be careful. Everybody is on to him. This has happened in the past with players – think Luis Suarez – who look for a touch and then go down.
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“Salah got touched. Did it warrant a penalty? Some referees would have given it. There was contact but, yes, Salah went down too easily.
“The coverage of the Liverpool forward since has prompted an air of negativity around him.
“If it’s a clear foul on Salah, then I’m sure referees will give a penalty in the future. But the way Mo plays means he is always going to invite contact, he is often going to have two or three players around him in the box.
“It’s hard for defenders in that instance not to make contact with him. It’s very, very difficult for him not to get touched.”