Sadio Mane says he has resolved his differences with Mohamed Salah after their recent fall-out against Burnley.
Liverpool’s Senegalese striker showed his frustration after being overlooked for a simple pass towards the end of his side’s 3-0 win at Turf Moor earlier this month.
Mane – generally one of the most mild-mannered members of the squad – made his feelings known to his manager and captain Jordan Henderson as he was substituted, but has now told French media the matter has been dealt with.
“With Salah? It’s forgotten,” Mane told Canal+.
“Sometimes you have to say things face to face. These are things that happen in football, sometimes it happens that I am not given the pass. But we have reconciled and become the good friends we were before.”
Mane and Salah’s competition for goals has brought Liverpool success but also seen them become rivals for similar personal accolades.
Mane was the club’s Player of the Season in his first year at the club, and Salah matched that a year later when taking the PFA and Football Writers’ Awards.
Salah has also pipped Mane for African Player of the Year for the last two years, although the Senegal striker’s form in 2019 makes him a strong contender this season.
The duo shared the Premier League golden boot last season and at the start of this campaign Mane has six goals, Salah four, and the Egyptian was visibly attempting more passes to team mates against Newcastle last weekend – a game in which both strikers again scored.