Despite the 3-0 win over Burnley, there were some tensions in the Liverpool camp. Sadio Mane was visibly frustrated with Liverpool team-mate Mo Salah, presumably for his selfishness.
Salah had two opportunities to pass to team-mates but decided to go for goal on both occasions. The Egyptian could have rolled in Roberto Firmino but took a shot on his right foot instead.
Then, Salah went for goal again when Mane was unmarked and in space. Mane, who had already scored, was clearly irked by Salah’s selfishness. He remonstrated with Jurgen Klopp and his team-mates after being substituted.
Liverpool fans react
Mane’s strop was caught on camera and there has been much discussion about it. Despite Klopp brushing it off after the match and claiming everyone was happy, there has inevitably been talk about a rift between the players.
The front three of Salah, Mane and Firmino has worked so well for Liverpool and fans do not want them to fall out. Here are some tweets discussing the situation between Mane and Salah.
how are you lot complaining about the goalscoring itch that won him 2 golden boots… killer instinct is hard to come by, he’s a goalscorer.. lad’s just doing his job.
— b!g $l!me (@SheikhAbuSadboi) August 31, 2019
does it look like I care about who wins the Golden Boot? This is Liverpool FC, not Salah FC.
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) August 31, 2019
Salah has been substituded several times and didnt say a single word
— Mostafa Hossam (@MO_HOSSAM2020) August 31, 2019
Just concerned this tension is going to cause the front three to be divided. We need them working together and Salah is just too focused on his own football.
— Corey Boender (@CoreyBoender) August 31, 2019
Agree 💯 % I hope Klopp talk to Salah and the group about this!
— Peter (@LFCKINGS) August 31, 2019
It does matter, how many points did we drop last season because of Salah’s selfishness? It needs to be settle now , once and for all.
— 🌴 (@Ratkham3) August 31, 2019