Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch also suggested that the two may not be the closest of pals, but results would make any ill-feeling seep into the background.
“Don’t kid yourself that a competition isn’t going on between Salah and Mane, Crouch told Mail Sport last year.
“Every forward player is selfish and these two will want to score as many goals as they possibly can — Salah, in particular, looks obsessed with his numbers right now.
“Are he and Salah the best of friends? I doubt it. But it doesn’t matter. I had strike partners who I knew never liked me. It never prevented me getting on with my job.”
And that’s al that Jurgen Klopp will care about between now and the end of the season.
An in-form Salah and Mane is sure to strike fear into the rest of the Premier League and could be the difference between the top-four being an impossible dream, or a likely scenario.