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Sadio Mane furious at Mohamed Salah but Jurgen Klopp plays down incident after Liverpool's club record win

Liverpool beat Burnley 3-0 to set a new club record, but much of the focus is on the Senegalese forward's reaction to not receiving a pass

Sadio Mane was furious when he left the pitch and was seen complaining about Mohamed Salah not passing him the ball in a goalscoring position. Reuters
Sadio Mane was furious when he left the pitch and was seen complaining about Mohamed Salah not passing him the ball in a goalscoring position. Reuters

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp brushed off a potential row between Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah after the Senegalese forward aimed an angry rant at his Egyptian teammate during the 3-0 win at Burnley on Saturday.

Mane, who had helped Liverpool on their way with their second goal in the 37th minute, was visibly furious after being substituted just two minutes after Salah had failed to pass to him inside the area.

Salah attempted a solo effort rather than try to pick out Mane, who was unmarked and when he was removed from the field, the Senegal international was seen reacting angrily from the bench.

“He was upset, that was obvious, Sadio cannot hide his emotions, I like that but [it is] all sorted, we spoke about it," said Klopp, who said Mane was not reacting to his substitution.

"Everything is fine, we are individuals, we are emotional, it was a situation in the game obviously, what else could happen, it was not a phone call, there was a situation in the game he was not happy about and that is then completely fine," said the German.

While he played down the incident, Klopp also suggested he was not entirely happy with the way his forward behaved.

"Would he do it exactly the same manner again? Probably not but it happened. He didn’t say any wrong words, just looked a little bit different to how he looks usually. It’s all fine," he said.

The Premier League now heads into the international break and Klopp joked that it was good timing.

"In a week nobody will remember it anyway," he said.

While the Mane incident has grabbed many of the headlines, the win over Burnley set a new record for Liverpool, who have now won their past 13 Premier League games - the longest league winning streak in the club's history.

Updated: September 1, 2019 09:41 AM

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