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Mohamed Salah appears to throw bottle after Roberto Firmino goal

Liverpool fans defend Mohamed Salah after clip emerges of striker throwing bottle after Roberto Firmino’s late winner… as Michael Owen insists the Egyptian seems ‘happy’

  • Roberto Firmino grabbed a late winner for Liverpool against Paris Saint-Germain
  • The Brazilian was introduced as a substitute for Daniel Sturridge in second-half 
  • Mohamed Salah was taken off after 85 minutes and saw the goal from the bench
  • Egyptian threw a bottle to the ground, but Michael Owen thought he was ‘happy’ 

Liverpool fans have jumped to the defence of Mohamed Salah after a clip emerged online of the striker appearing frustrated following Roberto Firmino’s late winner against Paris Saint-Germain.

BT Sport pictures caught the scenes in the Liverpool dugout after the Brazilian popped up late on to fire the Reds into a 3-2 lead, with Jurgen Klopp celebrating in typically exuberant style.

However, behind him, Salah could be seen sat by himself on the bench, throwing a bottle to the ground, an action that tends to stem from anger.

Mohamed Salah was spotted throwing a bottle to the ground after Liverpool’s late winner

The camera panned to Jurgen Klopp but the Egyptian could be seen in the background

The camera panned to Jurgen Klopp but the Egyptian could be seen in the background

Salah had been taken off after 85 minutes following a frustrating evening for the striker 

Salah had been taken off after 85 minutes following a frustrating evening for the striker 

The striker had endured a tough night against the Ligue 1 side, losing the ball on a couple of occasions in promising positions, before seeing a goal ruled out for a foul by Daniel Sturridge on PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola. 

However, Pundits Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owe, when asked about the incident, played down any chances of ill-feeling between Salah and his team-mate. 

‘I hope (he is celebrating),’ said the former Manchester United defender. ‘The bond they have on the pitch at the moment, I think Salah is celebrating in his own way. His hands are up at the beginning of that.’

Owen simply added: ‘I think he is happy.’

Salah saw a goal ruled out after Daniel Sturridge was penalised for a foul on the goalkeeper

Salah saw a goal ruled out after Daniel Sturridge was penalised for a foul on the goalkeeper

Rio Ferdinand said he felt the 26-year-old had been celebrating in his own way on the bench

Rio Ferdinand said he felt the 26-year-old had been celebrating in his own way on the bench

Footage also emerged of the striker initially celebrating as soon as Firmino scored

Footage also emerged of the striker initially celebrating as soon as Firmino scored

Fans were quick to point to a clip seconds earlier which showed the player with his arms aloft, proving there was no doubt he was pleased to see the last-gasp winner. 

 Firmino’s goal ensured Liverpool got their Champions League campaign off to the perfect start.

They had looked set to throw away all three points having squandered a two-goal lead.

Daniel Sturridge and James Milner had given the hosts an advantage, before Thomas Meunier and Kylian Mbappe struck back for Thomas Tuchel’s side. 

 

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