Sadio Mane spotted fuming on Liverpool bench in Burnley win after Mohamed Salah moment

Liverpool made it a record-breaking 13 league wins in a row and ensured they sit top of the Premier League heading into the international break.

But despite the convincing victory, there was a sour ending to proceedings after Sadio Mane vented his frustration after being subbed.

He was not unhappy with Jurgen Klopp though. Minutes prior to being replaced, Mohamed Salah tried to have a shot when Mane was standing in acres of space.

That left the Senegal international furious, as it wasn’t the first during the match that Salah had opted to shoot.

As he walked off the field, he was shouting furiously, waving his thumb backwards towards the pitch hinting it was Salah he was angry with.

Mane then took his place on the bench and had to be calmed down by James Milner and Joe Gomez.

After a while, he did seem to come to his senses but as the full-time whistle sounded, the forward’s face suggested he was still not happy.

The camera did show the reaction of Jurgen Klopp, who appeared to laugh the incident off. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold had the opening goal taken away from him by the Premier League panel, his cross went in after deflecting off Chris Wood.

Mane then got his goal after latching onto Roberto Firmino’s pass and guiding it into the corner.

The Brazilian got the goal he deserved in the second half, smashing the ball home from 20 yards.

Firmino was one of the players to console Mane after his angry outburst, patting his back on the bench and as they applauded the travelling supporters. 

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Virgil van Dijk was pleased with his team’s performance as they kept their first clean sheet of the season.

“It’s a big achievement [winning 13 league games in a row], but we have nothing to show for it yet,” he told Sky Sports.

“All we can do is keep going. We know how tough it is. We knew it would be tough today; Burnley away is difficult for any team and I think we dealt with it professionally.

“We prepared very well. We trained in the week on exactly how they would play; luckily we have Divock Origi, who could help us prepare.”

Jurgen Klopp shed light on the situation after the match, confirming he has spoken to Mane.

“He was upset, that was obvious. Sadio cannot hide his emotions and I like that but all sorted,” he said.

“We spoke about it and everything is fine. We are individuals, we are emotional. It was a situation in the game he wasn’t happy about. That’s completely fine.

“Would he do it [react] in exactly the same manner again? Probably not. But it happens. He didn’t say any wrong words, it just looked a little bit different to how he looks usually. For me, it’s just a little story.”


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