Salah: Move on from Mane
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