Sadio Mane’s relationship with Salah revealed after the Senegalese forward aimed angry rant at the Egyptian

By Mirror: Sunday, September 1st 2019 at 11:06 GMT +3 | Football
Sadio Mane furious with Mohamed Salah after Liverpool teammate refuses to pass

Sadio Mane appeared to be fuming with Mohamed Salah after the Egyptian failed to pass to him when he was in a good position towards the end of Liverpool's 3-0 win at Burnley .

The Senegalese was substituted shortly afterwards, and he didn't hide his anger as he shouted at Liverpool's coaching staff and was comforted by some of his teammates on the bench including Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez and James Milner.

Jurgen Klopp played down the incident after the match, while a video of Roberto Firmino appearing to be laughing about it quickly went viral on social media .

However, some fans have used the argument to try and claim that all is not well between the pair, with others accusing Salah of selfishess.

But back in May, shortly before the Champions League final, Mane reveal about his relationship with Salah in an exclusive Mirror Sport interview with Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler .

Here's what he had to say.

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RF: Ok, here’s a question for you as a fellow striker. It’s 0-0 in the last minute of the final, there’s a chance. Who do you want to be in position for it, you or Mo Salah?

SM: Hahahaha! I just want to win! Mo scores, I score, I need the cup. I think at this moment, I want this trophy, sometimes, so much it makes me sick! He can score. Mo you can score please. Until we get the trophy I think he’s the one for the goal!

RF: I think that says everything about you. I won’t lie, I’d want it to be me!

SM: I’m being honest. The trophy, if Mo scores I give it to him. We want the trophy, so score, Mo, please!

RF: You do seem a player who is prepared to sacrifice your own glory for the team. Are you happy being out of the limelight, Mo getting all the credit, is that you?

SM: I think last season, and until now in fact, Mo has been incredible. If you want to win something as a team, of course you need this kind of player.

So you use the strength in your team. Mo was top scorer, and he was scoring at incredible levels for us. If he wasn’t there, we maybe wouldn’t have got into the Champions’ League, because he scored so many important goals.

For me, the most important thing is to win something. He can score goals, or Bobby Firminho or me, it doesn't matter. I think as a team we do everything as a team, we all contribute. The goalkeeper, defenders, midfield, everyone.

RF: People make out there’s this big rivalry between you and that you’re not friends, that’s clearly not the case, is it?

SM: Of course not. This kind of thing, it happens in football. It doesn’t matter if I score or not as long as the team scores. Some people want to say its a rivalry, but I think that’s what makes football so exciting – a rivalry. But it really doesn’t matter to me. Honest!

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