Mane's rage over Salah to be sorted out in dressing room, says Klopp

Ahram Online , Saturday 31 Aug 2019

Mohamed Salah
Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane (Photo: AFP)

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said Sadio Mane's anger over Mohamed Salah's choice not to feed him in a certain goal situation will be contained in the dressing room following the Reds' 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.

Mane erupted in anger after being substituted in the final minutes for what was apparently a selfish action by Salah while the Senegalese forward 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 asked about Mane's reaction, Klopp briefly told a beIN reporter that "Sadio Mane is an emotional guy, we are all individuals."

"Something went not like he wanted, it is not the substitution. We will clarify it in the dressing room."

"It was a situation in the game he wasn't happy about and then that's completely fine. Would he do it in exactly the same manner again? Probably not, but it happens," he was quoted as saying by Liverpool's official website.

"Thank God we are now away for a week, so if you write something about it, we will not read it anyway. And after a week, nobody can remember anymore, so it's a really cool moment to do it. But it is all good really, all fine." 

Klopp had previously defended Salah over selfishness claims.

The Egyptian winger won the Premier League Golden Boot award in 2017/2018 and shared the prize last season with Mane and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Liverpool beat Burnley 3-0 to set a club record of 13 straight top flight wins.

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