Salah: Liverpool must move on

Mohamed Salah insists Liverpool must move on from the debilitating loss of fellow forward Sadio Mane for the foreseeable future.

Mane has established himself as a key player since his arrival from Southampton in the summer of 2016, scoring 13 league goals last season despite missing January because of the African Nations Cup and his campaign being ended in early April by a knee injury which required surgery.

The pacy forward scored in his first three Premier League matches before his sending-off at Manchester City and the subsequent three-match ban slowed his progress.

Salah, the club's leading scorer with six goals, told the club's website: -I texted him when he was at the national (team) and then when he came back. He told me then he was injured, so that's bad news for everyone.

In Mane's absence the obvious move would be to restore Philippe Coutinho to the wide left position he previously occupied before dropping into midfield to accommodate the two fast wingers.