Sadio Mane talked about Liverpool’s Champions League aspirations and his recent outburst toward his teammate, Mohamed Salah.
In a Liverpool 3-0 win against Burnley, Klopp faced some squad chemistry issues.
Namely, after Salah refused to pass to the ball to Mane who was in a better position, the Senegalese went mad at his teammate.
The reaction is somewhat justified given the poor decision-making by Salah, although it might be a bit too much.
The rest of Liverpool’s squad turned it all into some good fun.
Roberto Firmino held back to make sure he was stood in-between Salah and Mane as they walked down the tunnel…
That face as he walked past the camera. Priceless! 🤣👀https://t.co/PZmscBAbIt
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) August 31, 2019
Obviously, both Salah and Mane made their peace after the incident, with both of them understanding their mistake, as proven by Salah’s Twitter post:
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) September 13, 2019
Mane was talking in a press conference ahead of Liverpool’s match against the Austrian Red Bull Salzburg.
Expectedly, he was asked about this incident. According to Bleacher Report, Mane replied:
“Things can happen in football. I had been a little bit frustrated because it is football and I wanted to score more goals.
“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. Mo is a really good friend.
“Even yesterday, Gini [Wijnaldum] said ‘Mo, why did Sadio want to beat you in the Burnley game?’ Gini is so funny—he always says this kind of thing. It is funny, it is forgotten and behind us.”
It’s nice to see Liverpool’s forwards settle the issue, as big challenges lie ahead. After facing Haaland-led Salzburg, the Reds will host the uprising Leicester.
The Foxes could be the biggest challenge yet for Klopp’s team, given that they’re sitting at the third in the league table.
Not only that, but Leicester demolished Newcastle last weekend with a 5-0 win.
To make things harder for Liverpool, James Maddison should be back in Leicester’s lineup after missing a week of action due to injury.