Mohamed Salah And Danny Ings Have A Pretty Crazy Bet For This Season
Mohamed Salah and Danny Ings have got a nice healthy bet for the season but we can't see a result that doesn't conclude with the Egyptian King coming out on top.
Ings had a tough time at Liverpool with injuries, making a total of just 25 appearances for the club after joining from Burnley three years ago.
He's signed for Southampton, initially on loan before an £18 million permanent move goes through, in the hope of getting his career back on track.
The 26-year old has notched one for the Saints so far but The Times report that on the day his transfer back to the South Coast was confirmed, Salah, via text, challenged his former teammate to a bet to see who scores more Premier League goals.
The former Roma man also isn't counting his goal against West Ham because Ings had not joined Southampton at the time, meaning the two are on level terms at the moment.
"It speaks volumes for how he was viewed as a footballer, also, that on the day that he left, Salah challenged him to a sporting bet as to who would score the most Premier League goals," Paul Joyce writes.
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"They stand at one each after the Egyptian decided to scrap his opening-day strike because Ings' late move meant he did not start Southampton's first fixture," the report adds.
Salah, PFA Player of the Year last term, is of course the overwhelming favourite, having bagged an incredible 32 in 36 Premier League games and broken a slew of records in his debut season at Anfield.
But Ings will be hoping to really kick on at St Mary's and wants to be the main man for Mark Hughes' outfit.
"I felt I needed to go to a club where I could really prove myself to be somebody else's Mo Salah, be somebody else's (Roberto) Firmino, someone else's (Jordan) Henderson or (James) Milner,' Ings said in an incredibly honest interview.
"I wanted to go somewhere I could be an important player. Be the player the whole city looks up to."
Will Ings do the business for Saints? How many will he score?
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