Salah: Move on from Mane
LIVERPOOL winger Mohamed Salah insists the team must quickly move on from t he debilitating l oss of fellow forward Sadio Mane for the foreseeable future.
Manager Jurgen Klopp’s plans for tomorrow’s visit of arch-rivals Manchester United were dealt a severe blow after Mane returned from Senegal duty with a hamstring injury which is set to rule him out for six weeks.
Mane’s absence, which will see him miss matches against top-four rivals United, Tottenham and Chelsea, will still be keenly felt at Anfield at the weekend.
Salah, the club’s l eading scorer with six goals, said: “I texted him when he was at the national team and then when he came back. He told me then he was injured, so that’s bad news for everyone.
“But t hat’s f ootball and anything can happen.
“Now we have to focus on the game and keep moving forward.”
In Mane’s absence the obvious move would be to restore Philippe Coutinho to the wide left position he previously occupied before dropping into midfield to accommodate the two fast wingers.