Sadio Mane has rubbished suggestions that the Reds’ front three are selfish and looking to outscore one another.
The Senegalese is yet to provide a Premier League assist this season but has scored four times in six games, and he says he has nothing but “love” for his teammates.
Speaking to LFC’s official programme, via the Liverpool Echo, Mane said: “As a football player this is normal. People will say ‘Yeah he should have passed’ [if you don’t score] but this is one thing I never mind.
“In football, you will find this [criticism] here and it will always be here, but I’m always focused on what I am doing for my team to win games.
“You always have to make decisions and I try to make the best decisions for the team. I’m not thinking about targets or ‘he should score’ or ‘I should score’.”
The Mane and Salah combination has created more chances for each other than any other pairing in the whole of the Premier League so far, meaning the statistics back up what he says about unselfishness.
Mane added: “Always the team is more important than me or any players, and I always celebrate a goal or assist – although people say I always copy my team-mates!
“Of course I love them and I honestly don’t mind whoever scores a goal. For me it is about the team, it doesn’t matter who scores.”
It won’t be long until Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino are all at full pelt – someone is due a hammering!