Sadio Mane has finally broken his silence after his furious bust-up with Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah at Burnley in August.

The Senegal international was left seemingly incensed by Salah, who chose to try and take a shot on goal himself, despite Mane being better placed in the box.

Shortly after, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp removed the 27-year-old from the action at Turf Moor and his disgust was clear to see.

Sky Sports

Sadio Mane was left seething after Mohamed Salah did not pass to him

Mane was furious and made several angry gestures, although it was previously unclear what was said on the bench or in the changing room afterwards.

But the striker has revealed what happened between him and his Golden Boot rival behind closed doors.

Mane told Canal Plus: “He said to me ‘Sadio, why are you angry?’ I told him, ‘You needed to give me the ball, Mo’, to which he replied, ‘I didn’t see you. You know I’ve got nothing against you’.

“I know that, but his reaction was a bit strange to me. We talk on the phone sometimes, we text each other and we don’t have a problem.

Mane and Salah claim to have rectified their issues, despite what stats suggest

AFP or licensors

Mane and Salah claim to have rectified their issues, despite what stats suggest

Danny Murphy warns Liverpool over ‘concerning’ performances

“We talked between ourselves, and then the manager called me into his office and we spoke. I told him it was already sorted and he was pleasantly surprised.”

Despite insisting the matter was resolved; statistics from this season would suggest there is an underlying issue between the pair.

Salah hasn’t created a single chance for Mane in the games they have played together this season, playing just 12 passes to him as opposed to 112 in the Premier League last season.

Indeed, Mane has only managed 14 passes to Salah so far this season in the Premier League, compared to 105 during the last campaign.

Source link