Liverpool’s Mo Salah’s golden boot dual with Tottenham’s Harry Kane took a twist last week when the Tottenham forward was successful with his claim over Christian Eriksen’s second goal against Stoke City. The goal was eventually awarded to him as it did indeed brush his shoulder.
Shortly after that decision was announced, Salah tweeted “Wooooooow really?”
When that was put to him by PA Sport, Salah laughed and added: “I don’t want to say anything about that! In the end they said it’s his (Kane’s) goal so it’s finished for me.” Salah added: “If you had a choice between the Champions League and (individual honours like the golden boot) then of course the Champions League. I have no doubt; (it’s) the Champions League.”
Clearly the Golden Boot is of significant interest to old Mo Salad, or he wouldn’t have piped up on Social Media with such a catty response.
The Liverpool ace is well within his rights to be pleased with his goal haul to date, and with the fact that Liverpool are on an extraordinary Champions League run. However the 25 year old Egyptian is unlikely to be quite so buoyant should the European dream come to naught, and could live to regret this ‘bigger fish to fry’ comment.