Mohamed Salah has opened up about his relationship with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane.

The pair have both played a pivotal role in Liverpool ’s successes under Jurgen Klopp and have contributed a combined 37 goals and assists already this season.

However, the dynamic between the two forwards has come under extra scrutiny since 2019, after Mane cut a frustrated figure against Burnley at Turf Moor when Salah opted to shoot rather than pass to the Senegalese.

Speaking about Mane and the game in question, the Egyptian dismissed any suggestion that the duo do not work well together.

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“We are team-mates on the pitch and in the dressing room, we have a very professional relationship. We both give everything we have to help the team win,” Salah told Egyptian broadcaster MBC Masr TV .

“Maybe we’re competing to show who is the best, and this is normal in any team and a legitimate right for any player, but in the end, we serve the team.

“Sometimes we’re selfish in some plays, but no one puts their interest above the team. It’s not intentional, whether from me or him, perhaps there was some tension in a previous match and now everyone tries to associate everything with it.

“It was in a match [referring to the Burnley match] where Sadio left the pitch angry. This was the first time people talked about this matter and linked every ball that I didn’t pass to him or he didn’t pass it to me to this situation.

“But Sadio assisted my goal two games ago and I assist him as well.”

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The 29-year-old reiterated that he and Mane also spend time with each other off the pitch and have 'never had a disagreement or a fight'.

Salah spoke to Egyptian TV prior to Monday’s Ballon d’OR ceremony, where Liverpool’s number 11 finished in seventh place.

Despite a surprisingly low-placed ranking for a player who is arguably the best in the word right now, Salah gave an insight into how he believes he compares to other players.

“At the end of the day it’s people’s opinions, but in my mind, I’m the best player in the world, that’s what I say to myself,” Salah said .

“I can’t say that I don’t want to win the Ballon d’Or or FIFA’s The Best, of course, I want to win either of them.

“But if I don’t win either of them, there is no problem. Everything I want, I usually get. I know that I will win either of them later, I’m not worried.”