Salah: Move on from Mane

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - SPORTS - BY CALUM WOODGER

LIVER­POOL winger Mo­hamed Salah in­sists the team must quickly move on from the de­bil­i­tat­ing loss 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 lead­ing 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 that’s foot­ball 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. DUNDEE young­ster Lewis Spence has been in sparkling form since break­ing into the first-team pic­ture against Rangers at the start of Septem­ber.

In the five games since, the 21-year-old has proven to his fel­low pros, fans and pun­dits alike that he can cut it in the Scot­tish Premier­ship.

The ex-Dun­fermline and Brechin City mid­fielder is happy to be play­ing in Dundee but has his sights set on a ca­reer at the high­est level pos­si­ble.

“I’m en­joy­ing first-team foot­ball,” Spence said “I’ve had a good run of games now. “Play­ing in the Premier­ship has been great, it’s where I want to be so it’s been good.

“It’s faster and there’s more tac­ti­cal stuff you need to pick up.

“Off the park it’s a bit more strict but the stan­dard is higher play­ing against Celtic, Rangers and Aberdeen.

“I feel I’ve done well so far but I’m still adapt­ing to it.

“I’ve known the gaffer for a

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