Wright asks: ‘Is Sadio Mane jealous of Mo Salah?’

Date published: Tuesday 19th December 2017 10:26

Sadio Mane has lost his mojo this season, and Ian Wright has wondered whether the Liverpool forward has had his nose put out of joint by Mo Salah.

Mane has scored a modest four Premier League goals while Salah has notched 14; he did not even make it off the bench as Liverpool beat Bournemouth 4-0 on Sunday.

He made a terrible decision in the Merseyside derby when he ignored Salah when he was in a better goalscoring position.

Discussing Mane along with teammates Salah, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino on BBC 5 Live, Wright asked: “Do you think there is a bit of jealous there? With Mo Salah?

“He just looks a little bit perturbed by it.

“Mo Salah has come in and – remember when Mane went to the Africa Cup of Nations and everyone was like ‘oh it’s over now, we can’t replace Mane’?

“And now they’ve got Salah and he’s been on the bench.”

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