Mohamed Salah deserves to be the captain of Liverpool because of his outstanding contributions to the team, according to Egyptian legend Mohamed Aboutrika.

The 28-year-old begun Sunday’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace from the bench, but he was presented in the 57th minute and he scored two late goals to seal the Reds’ emphatic 7-0 win at Selhurst Park.

Prior to the encounter, Salah expressed his disappointment after he was snubbed as captain for Liverpool’s final Champions League group match versus Midtjylland, in favour of 22-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold

After the viewing his compatriot’s influence on Saturday, which took his tally to 13 objectives in 13 Premier League matches this term, Aboutrika stated the two-time African Footballer of the Year needs to be dealt with highly with the captaincy honour.

” Bruno [Fernandes] signed up with Manchester United a few months back and is treated in a wonderful way, as he has gotten many awards in addition to the captaincy, why does this not occur with Salah at Liverpool?” Aboutrika informed beIN Sports via King Fut.

” Salah is Liverpool’s primary guy, and nobody can reject that. I am not saying this because of what happened in today’s match with Salah starting on the bench.

” But normally speaking, it is possible that Salah got a rest today from Jurgen Klopp and credit to him for being extremely professional, and playing 33 minutes at his best.

” Salah’s happiness with the goals today is insufficient. He scored wonderful objectives, specifically the seventh objective, merely first-rate.

” I repeat that he should be treated much better, for instance, the captaincy of the Egyptian national team is not his right due to the fact that it is provided by seniority.

” But in Liverpool, he is the most deserving and worthwhile of the captain’s armband. These things might appear easy, but it does matter for gamers.”

The success in South London powered Klopp’s side to the top of the Premier League table with 31 points from 14 games while Salah leads the goalscorers’ chart by two goals, ahead of his closest rivals – Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Tottenham Hotspur’s Heung-Min Child.