Former Egypt manager Hassan Shehata has taken aim at Mohamed Salah.
The winger has enjoyed plenty of success with Liverpool. Salah has won six major trophies at Anfield.
However, the 30-year-old has not won any silverware with Egypt, which is why Shehata has criticised him.
“From a technical point of view, Salah did not achieve anything with the national team so far. He is a worldwide star; he should have an impact whenever he plays with the national team.
“He also has to put in more effort, as the national team was playing with a strategy that always puts pressure on him on the field.”
Anfield Watch Verdict
We believe that the aforementioned comments from Shehata are extremely harsh. To suggest that Salah does not try hard enough when he represents Egypt is ridiculous. Every footballer loves playing for their country.
The reality is, Salah is surrounded by world-class players at Liverpool. Therefore, the winger is naturally going to shine when playing for the Reds.
When Salah represents Egypt, he is playing alongside some very average footballers.
Despite that being the case, he has still scored 45 goals in 83 appearances for his country. In other words, he has performed reasonably well for Egypt. So, it's not his fault that Egypt haven't won any silverware in recent times.
We would advise Salah to not take Shehata's comments to heart. On another note, hopefully the forward can propel Liverpool towards some more silverware next season.
But, they are up against some very good sides (Manchester City, Real Madrid etc).