Liverpool ran out convincing 4-1 winners over Genk in their Champions League group stage clash last night, with two goals for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and one each for Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
The African forwards teamed up effectively with one another at the KRC Genk Arena, with Salah rolling the ball to Mane to dink it over Gaetan Coucke for Liverpool’s third goal of the night and Mane playing the final pass to Salah before he skipped past two Genk defenders and finished to the net for the Reds’ fourth.
Earlier this season, there appeared to be friction between the pair after Mane reacted angrily to being substituted in a win at Burnley in August, appearing to gesture at Salah for not passing to him when in a scoring position a few minutes earlier. [via Sky Sports]
Mane admitted a few weeks later that he felt “frustrated” about the incident at the time but insisted that he and Salah are “really, really good friends”. [via talkSPORT]
Indeed, a recent article from the Daily Mail suggested the feud was still bubbling under the surface.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter were glad to see the African duo setting up each other’s goals against Genk last night:
Hopefully Salah and Mane assisting each other in tonight's game will have helped to quel the stupid narrative that they don't like passing to each other.
— Moves_Like_Salah (@MovesLikeSa11ah) October 23, 2019
Can’t describe my feeling watching Mane and Salah assisted each other! Too long to wait for that moment pic.twitter.com/sHQFCPhapE
— Muhammad Naufal Hisyam (@Nhisyam12) October 23, 2019
Salah and Mane linking up nicely hopefully signs of things to come for the rest of the season. Both finishes were class. Especially Salahs. #LFC
— Jonathan Fowler (@JonathanFowle10) October 23, 2019
— Gary McGurk (@garymcgurk) October 23, 2019
Salah and Mane scoring and assisting each other. Name a better love story than that.
— Sam (@SamueILFC) October 23, 2019
Mané assist Salah
Salah assist Mané
J’aime dh #Liverpool
— Blessedyajr8 (@yayajr8) October 23, 2019
After all the propaganda of Salah not assisting Mane,it was great to see both on the score sheet tonight while assisting each other as well,we want more of that so that agents of division can be silenced forever.
— TOLUWALASE(FCA-iv)PhD,LLB,NIM,NSE,Esq (@firstclassjerry) October 23, 2019
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