Ian Rush: Salah and Mane give Liverpool an extra dimension

Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah

Senegal’s Sadio Mane (left) and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah have scored 16 Premier League goals so far this season

Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush says Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah offer the current team an extra dimension.

Another ex-Liverpool player Gary McAllister insisted the team’s defensive frailties are a team problem and the likes of Cameroon’s Joel Matip should not be singled out.

The duo, along with other former Reds players Patrick Berger and Vladimir Smicer, were talking on a recent trip to Mauritius.

“They’ve been absolutely amazing they give Liverpool a different dimension because of their pace they can get beyond the defenders.” Rush said of the African attacking pair.

“Before [their arrival] the opposition defenders were quite happy because no one was going beyond them.

Salah’s two goals in a 3-0 win at Stoke City on Wednesday mean he is currently the leading scorer in the Premier League with 12 goals.

The arrival of Guinea’s Naby Keita from RB Leipzig is much-anticipated by McAllister.

“Keita will bring that vital snap in the middle of the pitch which we need in the Premier League on a long season,” he told BBC Sport.

“He is very very competitive and will bring the bite into to the Liverpool midfield.”

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November 30th, 2017

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