That means the head-to-head for third place will be between Napoli and Bayern Munich.
"Sadio has played on the left before. It was sensible that we got Salah", he added.
This was the case here, and Mane was the natural choice on the left.
"He hurt his thigh".
Klopp applauded the patience, improvisation, support and intelligence behind the move, which was straight out of Liverpool's training playbook.
Mane took a touch with his left, before using the same foot to blast across goalkeeper Sven Ulreich and put the Reds 1-0 ahead. This mid-game swapping of positions could be a regular occurrence in the coming season.
Liverpool's pre-season preparations received a major boost this evening, as they hammered Bayern Munich 3-0 at the Allianz Arena in the Audi Cup.
Diego Simeone's men will undoubtedly attempt to be more frustrating opponents for the Reds, but if their attacking players are in a thunderous mood again, the forecast may be ominous for the La Liga side.
But much of Trent's game was about stopping Ribery.
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Even with Mane's lack of match fitness to consider, Klopp is likely to select Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino as his front three once the competitive fixtures finally come. "I want to always help my teammates on the pitch and help my club to get better".
Bayern had attempted to assert early control on their own turf, but were disrupted by Liverpool's chaos - the pressing, the pace, the intent.
Bayern were forced into a change midway through the first half as Thiago Alcantara made way for Renato Sanches.
Liverpool believed they had scored a third when excellent wide play from Ryan Kent was rewarded by Marko Grujic's deflected finish, but the effort was ruled out after Adam Lallana infringed Ulreich.
"The goal was great", the German said.
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