The controversy came after Mohamed Salah scored two goals against West Ham that led Liverpool to win 3-1 on Sunday and reach third place in the English Premier League.
“He scored 15 goals, but it feels as if he does not like some players like Harry Kane (the Tottenham striker),” Redknapp said in analyzing the match through British “Sky Sports”.
And he continued, “Maybe because people look at him as if he’s selfish because of his many shots.”
Redknapp addressed the question to Souness, and said to him, “Has there not been a player like him in your generation?”
Souness replies: “I saw Liverpool and was thinking if Kenny (Dalglish the legend of the team) was playing with them, he would quarrel (with Salah) after every match in the dressing room and he would not have tolerated it.”
He added, “But to look at his scoring record, after the end of his career, he (Salah) will say: Look at my numbers.”
Redknapp returned and said: “If you have a player who qualifies the team for the Champions League final and leads the team to the Premier League title, then he should pay as he wants.”
The duo heaped praise on their second goal at West Ham.
Salah received a cross pass from Xherdan Shaqiri in a wonderful way, and he received the ball with his right foot before scoring a goal in an amazing way with his left foot.
“That touch with his weak (right) foot and scoring from above the goalkeeper was really impressive,” said Souness.
Redknapp said of the goal: “It’s a good ball, but look how high it was.”
“He’s amazing. He does great things even though he doesn’t play as an honest striker and comes from the right side,” he added.
And he completed “achieving exceptional numbers.”
Souness played for Liverpool from 1978 to 1984, while Redknapp represented Liverpool from 1991 to 2002.
Salah scored 15 goals to top the Premier League scorer list.
Salah has reached his 21st goal this season in all competitions.
Salah became the first Liverpool player to score 20 goals or more for 4 consecutive seasons since Ian Rush, who continued on the same approach for 6 consecutive seasons.