We haven’t had a Premier League match in 11 days’ now – and Sadio Mane and Mo Salah have been away with their countries on international break.
So what better time for the Daily Mail to pen an article about how the pair aren’t playing for each other and are battling for the Golden Boot instead of trying to secure Liverpool success?
Perhaps traffic is not coming easy without club football, so this make-believe problem has been brought up again despite it literally being squashed by both players since the Burnley game (in which Liverpool won 3-0, by the way).
The article says that Mane and Salah haven’t assisted each other this term, and that the Egyptian hasn’t actually created an opportunity for his team-mate.
Mane though has made four chances for Salah. In total, Salah has three Premier League assists – only Kevin de Bruyne, David Silva and Emiliano Buendia have more – which makes a complete mockery of the suggestions he’s ‘selfish’.
What’s more important though than the fact Mane and Salah are both creating plenty and scoring goals (nine in total between them domestically – 14 in total) – is that Liverpool are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have literally won every game in the top flight we’ve so far played. We won the Super Cup and are well placed in the Champions League group.
There are no issues with squad unity. In fact, it’s one of our strengths. Let them try to derail us – it won’t work!