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What Jose Mourinho said to Mohamed Salah when they met before Liverpool v Man Utd

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After the conclusion of the international break, the footballing world was focused on the big game between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield.

Sadly, the much-anticipated fixture failed to match the ridiculous hype surrounding it, with the visitors grinding out a respectable 0-0 draw at the home of their biggest rivals.

The hosts probed for much of the match, with Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho the two brightest sparks on the pitch.

Jurgen Klopp's decision to take the pair off towards the end of the match is still baffling.

Salah has been undoubtedly the brightest spark of Liverpool's season so far, with the Egyptian international already going some way to repay his £37m price tag. (He's scored 4 goals.)

He had something big to prove in England after a dismal spell at Chelsea back in 2014, where Jose Mourinho failed to give him much of a chance.

He was loaned to Fiorentina and Roma, before joining the latter permanently and has since gone on to become, arguably one of the finest wingers in the world.

So, you'd think he may hold a slight grudge against the man who halted his career in England? Think again.

On Liverpool's official YouTube channel, a 12-minute video was posted showing inside the tunnel during the game against United.

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There were a few interactions between the likes of Klopp, Kenny Dalglish and Louis van Gaal, but it was the one between Mourinho and Salah that caught the eye.

Just before the Reds stepped out on the pitch to warm up, the Red Devils boss gave the Egyptian a big hug before congratulating him on helping Egypt qualify for the World Cup.

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A very touching moment between the two professionals.

Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry is one of the many who has praised Salah's impact at Liverpool and has backed him to become the club's talisman. He also says he has nothing to prove to Mourinho.

"I don’t think it’s about proving Mourinho anything, but proving the Liverpool fans that you are this guy - that you can be a player like [Philippe] Coutinho," Henry said.

"For me, he [Salah] is special, he has something special. He will be a special player for Liverpool.

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"I like the fact that he is direct - we don’t have a lot of players like that in the game anymore.

"And yes, people will say sometimes that he needs four opportunities to score a goal.

"When he is able to finish all the opportunities he has then he will be more than lethal for this club."

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