PREMIER LEAGUE sides need to watch out for Liverpool’s tricky wingers in the box – even though they have totally mindsets in the area.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane has torn some of Europe’s best sides apart in the Merseyside club’s rise to Premier League leaders and Champions League finalists.
Jurgen Klopp has got his side playing exciting, fast-paced, attacking football and Mane and Salah have played a big role.
But opposition teams have been warned not to go near the Egyptian in the box – because he’ll go down under any pressure.
That’s according to BBC Sussex commentator Warren Aspinall, who claims Liverpool star Salah likes hitting the turf while Mane is prepared to stay on his feet.
Former Brighton, Everton and Portsmouth striker Aspinall said: “If you touch Salah in the box, you know what happens – even if you don’t touch him he’ll go down.
“Mane’s a bit different he’ll stay on his feet as long as he can. He’s a bit greedy in the box, he wants to get his shot away.
“But Salah will go down with a little contact as possible.”
Aspinall was speaking on the Albion Unlimited podcast ahead of Saturday’s game between Brighton and Liverpool – which was settled by a Salah penalty after the winger was felled in the box.
“If you touch Salah in the box, you know what happens – even if you don’t touch him he’ll go down. Mane’s a bit different… He’s a bit greedy in the box, he wants to get his shot away”
Seagulls boss Chris Hughton had no complaints about the spot-kick being given, though.
“I feel for Pascal (Gross, who fouled Salah). Mo Salah is probably the most difficult player in that position one-on-one. No complaints.
“There’s no intent and referees have a hard job, but sometimes you feel things go your way and sometimes you feel some of the decisions don’t go your way.
“I felt today it was one of those days. No malice or anything towards the referee but I thought the bulk of decisions favoured Liverpool today.”
Klopp said: “We controlled the game in a better way when we scored the goal.
“We could have done better but I am fine because the target is to win here. We had to perform and deliver and we did that.”