Mane grateful to have Firmino, Salah to lean on

Liverpool's title pursuit will take it to Selhurst Park and Sadio Mane is glad to have Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino to share the load.

The Reds have a long season ahead of them, but starting out on top of the table with a healthy lead is reason enough to sit back and smile.

Sadio Mane is enjoying the "easy" life with title hopeful Liverpool because of the quality possessed by Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

The Senegal star is Liverpool's leading Premier League scorer this season with seven goals and he has so far edged out his fellow Reds forwards in overall performance.

Statistics from Opta show Mane has played 21 key passes, compared to 14 from both Salah and Firmino, and his accuracy in finding team-mates across the whole pitch is also superior.

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He has also won a greater number of tackles - Mane with 14, Firmino seven and Salah three - and made more interceptions (9-1-1).

But Mane says he is coping with the workload for the title front-runner thanks to considerable effort from Brazilian Firmino and Egyptian Salah.

"I always say it is very easy to work together," Mane told the official Liverpool FC magazine. "Personally, I just think myself very lucky to play alongside these great players.

"Every single player who plays alongside them would enjoy it because they are very good players and they make everything easy, so I just enjoy playing alongside them."

Mane believes the global language of football allows for fluency between Jurgen Klopp's prolific attackers.

"We are all from different countries and speak different first languages but I think football is one language and it is universal so everybody can speak it. It is the same with Mo, Bobby and myself," he added.

Liverpool faces Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park next Saturday in its next Premier League assignment, before taking on Napoli in the Champions League on the following Wednesday.

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