Sadio Mane missed the game and appeared to take no part in training

Liverpool wasted no time in getting back to work after their comeback win over Burnley on Wednesday night kept the heat on Manchester City at the top of the table.

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino led their team-mates in training at Melwood on Thursday as attentions turn towards Saturday's trip to Bournemouth.

Both were second-half substitutes as Jurgen Klopp's side came from behind to register a 3-1 win that keeps them just two points behind the league leaders.

Andy Robertson puts his arm around Mohamed Salah during Liverpool's training session

Roberto Firmino was all smiles after scoring off the bench in Wednesday's win at Burnley

Jordan Henderson and Jurgen Klopp share a conversation during Thursday's session

But Sadio Mane appeared to miss the session after not making the trip to Turf Moor 24 hours earlier.

The Senegal forward had a cut on his foot that required treatment with stitches and faces a race against time to make the game at the Vitality Stadium.

Klopp will be sweating on his fitness ahead of the crucial Champions League showdown with Napoli next Tuesday.

Liverpool have the chance to climb back to the top of the table with three points at Bournemouth, with City facing Chelsea later in the day.

Rafael Camacho (left) and Roberto Firmino see the funny side of things during a sprint

Liverpool are limbering up for Saturday lunchtime's trip to Bournemouth in the league

They will be without Joe Gomez, who it is confirmed will miss at least six weeks with a fractured leg that forced him off on a stretcher in the first half at Burnley.

Naby Keita was a key performer in the win at Burnley and has received praise from captain Jordan Henderson after his first start in over two months.

'He started the season brilliantly and obviously then getting an injury set him back a little bit. But you can see how good a player he is,' Henderson told of Keita.

'That shot with the left foot and the save from Hart was fantastic. In his overall play he is comfortable on the ball and he helps build up play from the back.

'He drives the ball forward, which is big for us. I thought he was outstanding, along with everybody else really.'

Adam Lallana tests his agility as he aims to prove his fitness ahead of the weekend

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