The Reds forward scored twice and set up Jordan Henderson during the 3-1 victory, which left the champions needing three wins to break Manchester City’s record for the Premier League’s best ever points tally.
Salah’s brace ensured he has his own place in the record books, with the Egyptian having become the fastest Liverpool player to reach 100 goal involvements in the Premier League.
The 28-year-old also appears to have a third consecutive Golden Boot award in his sights, with his double taking him up to third in this season’s goalscoring stakes, three behind top scorer Jamie Vardy of Leicester.
And Reds legend Souness reckons Salah took selfishness “to another level” as he wasted several chances when teammates were better placed.
“He was at it tonight from the first minute,” the former Liverpool midfielder told Sky Sports.
“I think it [the Golden Boot] is important to him.
“You’ve seen his reaction when people weren’t finding him late on in the game in the last third.
“He was shooting at every opportunity, and his teammates will not have been happy with him on two or three occasions.
“But he’s always selfish. I think tonight he was super selfish. He really wants his Golden Boot.”
Salah won the Golden Boot in 2017/18, and shared it with team-mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last season.
And Souness reckons Salah is totally focused on winning it outright again this season, with Liverpool having wrapped up the Premier League title.
“They’ve won the league, so he’s done his bit for the team, he’s played his part, he’s got the goals, he’s been fabulous, and he wants that Golden Boot,” said Souness.
“And he thinks he’s in a team that creates chances, so he thinks it’s very much still on for him.”
Asked whether all great goalscorers need to have that greed, Souness added: “They’ve got an element of it – they’ve all got an element of it.
“But I think he takes it to another level. I think Mane has fallen out with him in the past over occasions where he feels he should have passed to him to score a goal and he shot himself.
“So I think there is an element in all goalscorers that they’re greedy at times, but I think he takes it to another level.”
Salah has become the fourth Liverpool player to reach 100 goal involvements in the Premier League with 73 goals and 27 assists.
But he did so in a record 104 appearances, following on from Steven Gerrard (212 games), Robbie Fowler (158) and Michael Own (148).
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