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Liverpool's Mane says falling-out with Salah 'behind us'

Mane stresses that what happened between him and Salah is "normal in football"

Mahmoud Sheleib, Tuesday 1 Oct 2019
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Soccer Football - Champions League Semi Final First Leg - Liverpool vs AS Roma - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - April 24, 2018 Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring their third goal with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino REUTERS
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Senegal and Liverpool winger Sadio Mane insisted that he got over a falling-out between him and his teammate Mohamed Salah during Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Burnley in the team's fourth Premier League game last month. 

"It is behind us. Things can happen in football. I had been a little bit frustrated because it is football and I wanted to score more goals," Mane told a press conference ahead of the Champions League game against Austria's Salzburg on Tuesday.

Mane erupted in anger after being substituted in the final minutes of Burnley's match after Salah opted not to feed him while he was totally unmarked in the box.

He was seen shouting on the bench, with his teammates appearing to cool him down. Mane and Salah walked their own ways after the game and weren't seen talking to each other.

"When you see (Manchester) City - for me, it was really important to score as many goals as we can but it can happen, he didn’t see me," he added.

"Mo is a really good friend. Even yesterday, Gini (Wijnaldum) said "Mo, why did Sadio want to beat you in the Burnley game," Mane concluded.

Liverpool will host Salzburg at Anfield on Wednesday at 21:00 Cairo local time (GMT+2) in the second round of the Champions League group stage.

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