Liverpool boss Klopp's makes a decision on Salah after he refused to pass the ball to Sadio Mane

By Mirror: Tuesday, September 3rd 2019 at 10:10 GMT +3 | Football
Klopp's advice to Salah after Sadio Mane's angry Liverpool outburst

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists that he won't tell Mohamed Salah to change how he plays, despite suggestions that it is affecting his relationships with some Liverpool team-mates.

Fellow Reds' striker Sadio Mane turned heads during Saturday's 3-0 win over Burnley with an angry outburst on the sideline after he was substituted late in the game.

The Senegal international's uncharacteristic reaction seemed to come as a result of Egyptian not passing to him when he was in a good position a few minutes earlier.

Salah, 27, has scored 74 goals for Liverpool since joining from Roma in 2017 but has sometimes faced criticism for being too selfish in certain situations.

Liverpool boss Klopp also showed frustration after the forward chose not to pass to Roberto Firmino during another passage of play in second half, but does not feel that it is an issue.

“I could describe five or six situations where everyone thought, ‘pass it, pass it, pass it’ and then he scored," he said (via the Liverpool Echo ).

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"So, that is the freedom of the player.

“The boys have to make these decisions: pass the ball, don’t pass the ball.

“We can make these mistakes. You can lose the ball and miskick the ball, or sometimes you cannot see your team-mate. It is not that you ignore him.

“Sometimes to us it looks like you must see him, but you don’t.

"It is not a big challenge, but of course with a striker always you can have this.

“What you do depends on the situation. We will leave it 100 per cent because we won 3-0 and everyone goes away in different directions [for international duty].

“In one week, I don’t think I will talk about it again.”

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