John Aldridge says Mohamed Salah 'has to be careful' after his dive vs Crystal Palace

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Mohamed Salah is enjoying another fine goalscoring season at Liverpool.

Saturday's brace in the 4-3 win over Crystal Palace took the Egyptian's tally to 16 in the Premier League - two more than Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Tottenham's Harry Kane.

Fourteen of Salah's goals have come from his left foot, while two have come from his right and three were penalties.

Salah takes Liverpool's penalties when James Milner isn't playing and he tried to win another one against Palace by going down in the box under a soft challenge from Mamadou Sakho.

Sakho clipped the 26-year-old's leg, yes, but the contact simply wasn't enough.

Football fans watching the game slammed Salah for his theatrics and couldn't understand why he wasn't booked by referee Jon Moss. Some even called for him to be banned.

Salah's diving has become a bit of an issue and now Liverpool legend John Aldridge has sent a stern warning after Saturday's controversy.

Aldridge believes Salah "went down too easily" and risks getting the same reputation as Luis Suarez did during his time in the Premier League.

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Suarez became infamous for diving at Liverpool and if Salah keeps trying to con the referee, he could as well.

"Salah went down too easily against Crystal Palace - and now he has a problem," said Aldridge, per the Liverpool Echo.

“But did 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.

"Now Salah has to be careful. Everybody is on to him. This has happened in the past with players - think Luis Suarez, who [used to] 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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"If it's a clear foul on Salah then I'm sure referees will give a penalty in the future. But the way Mo plays means he is always going to invite contact.

"He is often going to have two or three players around him in the box. It's hard for defenders in that instance not to make contact with him. It's very, very hard for him not to get touched."

Salah's problem could soon become Jurgen Klopp's problem, so perhaps Liverpool's manager would be wise to tell his star man to cut it out.

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