Sadio Mane: Liverpool Captain Jorden Henderson reveals the Star’s behaviour in the dressing room after Burnley outburst last night in the Premier League.
Fans have been wondering about the atmosphere of the Liverpool dressing room since Sadio Mane’s spat with Mohamed Salah over the Egyptian’s failure to produce a pass to him in the match against Burnley. Liverpool won 3-0 but there are now doubts over the morale of the team.
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross produced Liverpool’s first goal against the Clarets. Sadio Mane then thumped the ball into the goal to double the score before Firmino scored his 50th Premier League goal to put the match out of Burnley’s reach.
However, the Red’s could have added to the score, had Salah passed the ball to Mane instead of attempting a shot himself. This left Mane fuming and had to be calmed down by his teammates after being substituted.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has now revealed Sadio Mane’s behaviour in the dressing room after the incident.
The Skipper said:
“I’ve seen it now and again. Sadio is fine, he’s a great lad,”
“That’s just us pushing each other all the time. I think that’s important. We all want to do better, we all want to improve, but we’re really close and I think we can deal with that.”
“I’m not sure [what triggered it] to be honest, I couldn’t really understand at first, but then when he came in [the dressing room], he was laughing and joking.
“The most important thing was we got the result, Sadio knows that. He performed really well again. Him and Bobby (Firmino) were really big [on] second balls. He had a fantastic game.
“Like I said, we want to push each other. We want to improve all the time; I quite like that now and again. I think we need it.”
Jurgen Klopp echoed his skipper’s view when talking about his winger.
“Everybody is happy,” said the Reds boss. “He’s an emotional guy, they’re all very emotional.
“Would he do it exactly the same again? Probably not. Everybody needs to calm down. He’s completely fine and everything is good.”
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