(Video) “It’s not something personal with Sadio but…” – Mo Salah on competing with Mane and comparing goals and assists tallies

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Mo Salah and Sadio Mane have always been said to have had a long-running competition within the Liverpool team and the Egyptian King has been asked about the relationship with his former teammate.

Speaking with Sky Sports, the 30-year-old said: “Sadio was a great player and he gave everything for the club…

“I never looked at it like a competition between me and Sadio, I always have a goal before the season and I just try to follow [it].

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“Even last season I was a few goals, a few assists above him but I was like, my target is above him and something different.

“It’s not something personal with Sadio but my goal before the season, I know what I want, I know what I want to achieve with the club individually and collectively – and I go for it”.

This does seem like a typical answer that we would expect from our No.11, it sounds more cut throat that it really is and he just has very high expectations of himself and the team.

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This doesn’t seem like a rivalry between two players, more a glimpse at the elite mentality of our top marksman.

You can watch the interview with Salah and his comments about Mane courtesy of Sky Sports (via Twitter user @KelleherSave):

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