Ian Wright has thrown his two cents in on the Sadio Mane-Mo Salah situation at Liverpool by suggesting the rage has been building over time for the Senegalese.
The 27-year-old reacted furiously after being substituted off against Burnley at the weekend, after Salah failed to square the ball to him in the penalty area moments before.
Mane was seemingly irate at the Egyptian for trying to score himself, when perhaps the pass was the better option.
Manager Jurgen Klopp played down the incident as expected, but Wright reckons the tension has been building for Mane.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5’s Monday Night Club (quoted by The Metro), he said: “He’s too angry, too quickly. We showed a couple yesterday [on Match of the Day] and that was just a couple! I think you could do it loads of games. I’ve seen it! I’ve watched games where maybe he could have squared him in.
“He was so angry, he was furious! That was the ‘I’ve had enough’ moment. That is what we saw on that bench at Burnley.”
It is impossible to know how the relationship currently is between Mane and Salah after the incident, but one can definitely sympathise with the former.
Salah is a phenomenal player but can be accused of being ‘too greedy’ on occasion.
Even if Klopp doesn’t have words with the former Roma winger, perhaps Mane’s outburst will subconsciously resonate with Salah, and the pair’s on-field relationship will flourish.
That said, Liverpool have been so successful on the pitch over the past couple of years and Salah’s style has hardly harmed the team.