Paul Merson has publicly apologised to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah after forgetting to put him in his team of the season.
The Sky Sports pundit revealed the blunder on The Debate when questioned about the Liverpool star not featuring in his team of the season.
“I did forget (him),” admitted Merson.
“He would be in it, I would put him in it instead of Sane if I could do it again.”
Merson said that his team was still strong without Salah but you have to include him based on the fact he’s the “top goalscorer in the country”.
The pundit then looked down the camera and wished the player a happy Christmas and reiterated he was sorry.
Merson’s team without Salah, which was picked on Wednesday, featured no Liverpool players.
The reveal of his team didn’t garner a reaction from Salah, but did receive a lot of backlash from Liverpool fans.
Im LFC fan an obviously gunna say Salah bit im sure there a few none LFC supports who agree with he has to be in the side. But dont forget. This is Paul Mersons side. He cant [email protected] 1/2 of these names correctly anyways
— Ya Ma's Athletic ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@philroue10) December 20, 2017
— Liam Bushby (@LiamJB92) December 20, 2017
— ‘ (@VintageFirmino) December 20, 2017
Even a Utd , Arsenal, Chelsea and city fan would say Salah should be in there!! It’s like he does it for a laugh 🤔
— Irish Reds 🇮🇪⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@LFCIrishFanzone) December 20, 2017
Merson wasn’t the only pundit to make a questionable decision with Charlie Nicholas and Matt Le Tissier both leaving out Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
However, the uproar from Reds fans made more an impact due to the fact Salah is currently leading the race for the Premier League golden boot and has been the standout player this season.
The attacker who joined Liverpool in the summer from AS Roma has scored 14 goals in 18 league appearances this season.
Salah isn’t just prolific in the league having grabbed six goals in five Champions League outings.
In other Liverpool news, Ian Wright has said goodbye to ace he expects to leave the club.