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Richard Keys claims Sadio Mane and Mo Salah 'deeply dislike each other'

This great Liverpool side are just two wins away from a first Premier League title in 30 years. The Reds have blown away all opposition this season, dropping just four points so far. Jürgen Klopp’s success has a lot to do with the harmony in his lethal strike force, however, Richard Keys has sensationally claimed that Sadio Mane and Mo Salah ‘deeply dislike each other’.

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Liverpool first signed Sadio Mane in 2016, paying Southampton £34m for the winger. Mo Salah arrived a year later, also for £34m.

The Reds have had great success with the duo at the club, last season they shared the Premier League Golden Boot and finished with Champions League winners medals.

There was one flash point earlier this season when Sadio Mane took exception to being substituted after his Egyptian teammate failed to square the ball to him for an easy tap in.

Apart from that one incident there has been no indication that the pair are anything but close friends with a deep understanding of each other’s game.

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This hasn’t stopped Richard Keys insisting that Sadio Mane and Mo Salah are putting it all on, writing in his blog:

“Don’t believe what they tell you about Mane and Salah not having much time for each other. It’s worse than that. They deeply dislike each other. Both would be a whole lot happier playing in a team without the other.”

What RTK has to say

This is an obvious attempt at trying to remain relevant.

There is a reason nobody cares about Richard Keys anymore, though we won’t be dragging up his disgraceful past, he doesn’t deserve the typing.

Sadio and Mo have gotten along famously since they linked up at Anfield – they have been two thirds of one of the world’s most frightening attacking trios. You don’t score that many goals if you hate each other.

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