Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen believes the latest spat between Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah is healthy for the moment but believes there's something going on between them.

Mane played a role in Liverpool's two goals against Sheffield United on Saturday while Salah had a goal ruled out for offside in the second half.

But Salah could have created a goal for Mane but instead of squaring to the unmarked Senegal attacker he chose to shoot and saw his effort hit the post.

Salah's decision not to pass clearly irked Mane, who made his displeasure clear to his team-mate.

Last season the pair clashed when Salah again opted to shoot rather than pass when Mane voiced his frustration to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Speaking while as a pundit for DAZN, Owen was not too bothered by the incident but sensed friction between the players.

“This is brilliant play from Salah. Not only is it a great turn, but then he cuts across his man,” Owen said. “Of course Sadio Mane is at the back post expecting a little tap-in.

Liverpool's Senegalese striker Sadio Mane (L) speaks with Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah during the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup semi-final football match between Mexico's Monterrey and England's Liverpool at the Khalifa International Stadium in the Qatari capital Doha on December 18, 2019. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR / AFP) (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images)

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“He definitely says something to Salah, as we see here – and then there’s a reaction – so there’s still something there.

“I expect it and it’s probably healthy at that point, at the moment.

“But if it bubbles over into anything else then it’s not healthy.

“But I think it’s healthy that both players are really desperate to score.

"We’ve seen it before and I don’t think it’s worth getting too carried away at the moment.

“But you can see it’s still there.”