Why Salah is expecting more goals from penalties -VAR
August 20, 2019
The Reds striker thinks
that the introduction of new technology will win him more penalties. Salah
is already off the mark for 2019-20 and has added another medal to his
collection following a UEFA Super Cup win over Chelsea.
He faces tougher challenges this
season, though, with opponents marking him out as a considerable threat and the
introduction of technology bringing Video Assistant Referees into the Premier
Some of Liverpool’s rivals have
already been left cursing VAR and Salah admits he is not a fan.
He said: “I don’t like it
… that’s my answer, always. I don’t like it. I love football how it is
“It’s like that with the
mistakes of the referee, with the aggression from the player sometimes.
“It’s OK sometimes to
protect the players from dangerous play. But OK, that’s it, in my opinion that
could be the only reason that happened, just to protect the players.
“But for me, I accepted the
football with the mistakes of the referee, mistakes of the player, I don’t
know, whatever. That’s how football gets more excited.”
Salah can, however, see possible
individual benefits to VAR as a man often on the receiving end of rough
He said: “More penalties for
me, you will see that.”
Spot-kicks could give Salah the
chance to enhance his already impressive goal scoring figures with Liverpool,
but he claims his main job is to create opportunities for others.