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Liverpool legend likens Salah to Suarez after diving accusations

John Aldridge made the comparison after Mo Salah made a comical dive during last weekends win over Crystal Palace. 

The Egyptian forward would finish the game with two goals as the Reds went on to beat the Eagles 4-3 in an entertaining contest on Saturday.

While Salah’s reputation for scoring goals burgeons, he is gaining one for taking dives, and a former Liverpool striker thinks it is becoming a “problem” for him.

“Salah went down too easily against Crystal Palace [when looking for a penalty on Saturday]. And now he has a problem,” Aldridge wrote in the Liverpool Echo.

“But did Mamadou Sakho catch his calf? 100 per cent. He caught his calf with his shin, and Salah went down. That’s what players do this day and age.

Aldridge then compared him with another Liverpool goal-scoring hero who had a knack for diving when the moment called for it.

“Now Salah has to be careful. Everybody is on to him. This has happened in the past with players – think Luis Suarez – who look for a touch and then go down.

“Salah got touched. Did it warrant a penalty? Some referees would have given it. There was contact but, yes, Salah went down too easily.”

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