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Sadio Mane (right) has lifted the lid further on his angry bust-up with Mohamed Salah

‘Mo asked why I was so angry… his reaction was a bit strange’: Sadio Mane opens up on Burnley bust-up with Liverpool team-mate Salah and reveals Jurgen Klopp called him into his office to discuss the incident

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Sadio Mane has lifted the lid on his furious bust-up with Mohamed Salah, admitting that the Liverpool pair confronted each other in the changing room after their incident at Burnley earlier in the season.

Mane was incensed with his team-mate back in August when Salah failed to square the ball to him when he was unmarked, instead trying to add a fourth goal to Liverpool’s tally on his own.

When Mane was taken off by Jurgen Klopp a few minutes later he was still raging, and now the Senegal international has revealed what happened when the team got back to their dressing room at Turf Moor.

Sadio Mane (right) has lifted the lid further on his angry bust-up with Mohamed Salah

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Sadio Mane (right) has lifted the lid further on his angry bust-up with Mohamed Salah

Mane stormed off in frustration after being substituted against Burnley in August

Mane stormed off in frustration after being substituted against Burnley in August

Mane stormed off in frustration after being substituted against Burnley in August

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. 

‘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.’

Mane remonstrates with Salah after he failed to pass to him in the match against Burnley, which sparked the Senegalese forward's angry reaction when he was substituted

Mane remonstrates with Salah after he failed to pass to him in the match against Burnley, which sparked the Senegalese forward's angry reaction when he was substituted

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Mane remonstrates with Salah after he failed to pass to him in the match against Burnley, which sparked the Senegalese forward’s angry reaction when he was substituted

Although the pair have both publicly denied that their spat is ongoing, the statistics don’t look particularly favourable when it comes to their partnership.

As the Reds pair battle it out for the Golden Boot, it has emerged that Salah hasn’t created a single chance for Mane in their matches together so far this season. 

Liverpool currently have a 100 per cent win record in the league, but Klopp will be desperate to make sure that there is no bad blood bubbling under the surface between two of the club’s most important players.

PREMIER LEAGUE – MO SALAH TO SADIO MANE 
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PREMIER LEAGUE – SADIO MANE TO MO SALAH 
SeasonMins Played TogetherPassesAssistsChances Created
2017-181,89667620
2018-192,996105120
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The pair insist they are still good friends, but the statistics are increasingly worrying

The pair insist they are still good friends, but the statistics are increasingly worrying

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The pair insist they are still good friends, but the statistics are increasingly worrying