Salah: Move on from Mane

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

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.

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