Sadio Mane insists there is no tension between himself and manager Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Saturday, where Mane looked to be visibly unhappy with the Liverpool boss.
Mane came on as a late substitute after Willian’s late equaliser for Chelsea, and was seen deep in discussion with Klopp after the final whistle.
However, Mane has put to bed rumours of a fall out and says there is no issue with his manager.
Mane told Sky Sports News: “He [Klopp] asked me to play on the right side and one time I tried to ask for the ball in the number nine position.
“Mo [Salah] was on my side and the coach was shouting ‘Sadio come onto the right side’.
“After the game I told the coach it was easier if you told Mo to come in because he was close to you.
“But it was friendly, it was not because I was unhappy or something else. There was no problem, I was just communicating and explaining that to him after the game.”
Mohamed Salah’s goal against Chelsea saw the forward take his goal tally for the Reds to 15 in 20 matches in all competitions this season, making him Liverpool’s top scorer with 10 in the league, and Mane was full of praise for the Egyptian.
“He’s doing very well for us and we are happy to have him in the squad,” he said.
“He is a very important player for us and I’m going to keep trying to help him score more goals for the team.
“He is a very, very good player for us and [if you give him] space he is unbelievable. No-one can catch him and also he is clever.”