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Mohamed Salah Criticised For Diving Against Crystal Palace

Mohamed Salah once again came in for a lot of criticism for diving. This time the Liverpool forward hit the deck extremely easily in the first half against Crystal Palace.

There’s no doubt how good Mo Salah is. The Liverpool forward surpassed all expectations last season when he ended his first Premier League campaign back in England as the league’s top scorer.

Things haven’t gone quite as well for him this season from a personal scoring chart point of view but he has been integral in helping Liverpool to the top of the league table, ahead of Manchester City.

However in recent weeks there has been a theme of Salah coming in for criticism as there has been several incidents of the Egyptian diving in the box.

Once again in the first half of Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace, with Liverpool 1-0 down, the former Roma winger was accused of diving and it didn’t look good:

Defender puts his foot out but doesn't get anywhere near the forward. Image: Twitter.
Defender puts his foot out but doesn’t get anywhere near the forward. Image: Twitter.

Salah backs into the defender. Image: Twitter
Salah backs into the defender. Image: Twitter

Salah throws himself to the ground. Image: Twitter
Salah throws himself to the ground. Image: Twitter

Opposition fans might not like him right now but in typical fashion Salah scored in the first minute of the second half to equalise for the Reds.

He didn’t get a yellow card though for his dive, despite a telling off from the ref.

Ryan Sidle

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