Sadio Mane Opens Up On Spat With Mohamed Salah Ahead Of Man Utd Clash

Sadio Mane Opens Up On Spat With Mohamed Salah Ahead Of Man Utd Clash Sadio Mane has explained his angry reaction after being substituted during a Liverpool match back...
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Sadio Mane Opens Up On Spat With Mohamed Salah Ahead Of Man Utd Clash

Sadio Mane has explained his angry reaction after being substituted during a Liverpool match back in August.

The Senegalese hotshot made headlines after it was revealed that he was upset by Mohamed Salah failing to play him in for what might have been an easy goal during a 3-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.

The player is said to have taken Salah’s refusal to pass to him very seriously and it was even suggested that he’d stopped speaking to the Egyptian star.

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With Premier League action set to resume this weekend, Mane has again opened up on the incident, sharing how things played out with his teammate in the background. The forward says they’ve worked things out between themselves and there’s no longer an issue.

Speaking to Canal+ in an interview, Mane revealed Salah claimed that he did not see him.

“He told me ‘but Sadio, why are you angry?’,” he said (h/t Sport Witness). “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 knew that, but his reaction was a bit strange to me (laughs).

The former Southampton man also claimed that manager Jurgen Klopp was “pleasantly surprised” after learning his players had taken care of things themselves.

“We just talked, and everything was like before,” he explained. “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”.

The rest of the dressing room must have had a bit of fun over the whole thing. Roberto Firmino was caught making a funny face in reference to Mane and Salah following the game and the former says the entire team joked them about.

“Everyone was taking the p**s out of us,” he noted. “Wijnaldum, who likes to tease people, waited until everyone was there, came up to me and asked out loud ‘Mo Salah, why did Mane want to hit you?’ and the whole team started laughing.”

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The disagreement between the two players hardly seems to have slowed things down for Liverpool, who have won every one of their eight games played in the top flight so far this term. They will resume action against rivals Manchester United this coming Sunday and are 8/11 to beat the Red Devils and continue their winning streak with Boyle Sports. The bookmakers are offering 10/3 on a victory for United, who will be playing at home, while a draw is at 14/5.

Fans looking to get in on some football betting for the 2019/20 season can pick up Boyle Sports promo codes, as well as a neat welcome offer from the sports book. The bookies are offering 7/2 on Salah scoring the first goal of Sunday’s match; Mane is at 4/1 while Firmino is 5/1.

The Reds currently lead all chasers in the Premier League and have opened up an eight-point lead on Manchester City. They’re now the favourites to lift the title this season and Boyle Sports have odds of 4/6 on their chances. Man City is at 5/4 and Chelsea have gone in right behind at 80/1 following a good run of form that has seen them rise to fifth in the league standings.

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