Sadio Mane will fear being proven right as Liverpool wait on Mohamed Salah World Cup showdown


Liverpool team-mates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are poised to do battle again for a place in the World Cup

Amid the celebrations at his country’s historic achievement, Sadio Mane took a moment to seek out Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah.

Mane had just scored the winning penalty in the shoot-out to earn Senegal an Africa Cup of Nations final triumph over Egypt in Cameroon last month, Salah left standing as he waited to take the final spot kick that never came given his team had already missed twice.

The Egyptian, though, was swiftly consoled by Mane, who placed an arm around his fellow Anfield forward and was spotted offering Salah some words of solace.

“I told him that he remains a very great player and it’s a pleasure to play for the same club,” Mane later revealed. “I have so much respect for him and he gave everything for his country. Unfortunately, he didn’t win, but that doesn’t mean it’s over for him. I also told him that he still has many things to win.”