Southampton's attacker has found the net two times since his return to St Mary's this summer – the same efficiency the Egyptian from his old club has showed so far in the campaign.
"[We've got] a little one. Mo is Mo. One of the best players in the world," Ings said. "It was more of a bit of banter between us. Mo's a good friend of mine. Everything he gets he deserves.
"There's not many more humble players in football. It's a bit of a laugh. Hopefully, we'll both score plenty of goals this season.
"Can I beat him? It would be incredible wouldn't it? I'm just working every day to improve. I've missed a lot of football."
Salah was more than impressive in his first season with the Reds, scoring 44 times in all competitions.