Dejan Lovren, who struck up a good friendship with Salah during his time at Liverpool, left the club last summer and saw firsthand the rivalry the two frontmen had.
And, speaking last summer after his left to join Zenit, Lovren insists it’s nothing other than a healthy relationship between Mane and Salah.
“I see it in a different way,” he said.
“It is good to have competition between players. It is normal, Salah wants to score more than Mane, and this is football.
“If both players are in good form, then it serves the team well and that’s the most important thing.
“When Salah doesn’t score in a game, he doesn’t blame Mane for not scoring. Instead, he focuses on his mistakes to improve for the next game.”