Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Sadio Mane’s angry outburst when taken off in the Burnley game was not down to the fact he had been substituted.
Mane could be seen shouting and pointing at a member of the Liverpool staff as he walked off the pitch at Turf Moor.
Why did Mane kick-off? Five key things to know…
- Mane scored Liverpool’s second goal in a 3-0 win.
- The player was taken off shortly after Mo Salah failed to play him in on goal.
- When he walked off the pitch he shouted towards a member of the Liverpool staff.
- Roberto Firmino had to calm him down on the bench.
- Klopp said the outburst was not because Mane was substituted.
Liverpool strolled to success against the Clarets, winning 3-0 in a professional performance at Turf Moor.
The game appeared to be winding down with five minutes to go when Mane was taken off for Divock Origi.
As the Senegal international left the pitch he lost his composure and started shouting angrily towards the Liverpool bench.
When asked what it was all about after the game, Klopp said: “Sadio Mane is an emotional guy, we are all individuals.
“Something went not like he wanted, it is not the substitution. We will clarify it in the dressing room.”
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Happy with the performance
Klopp was delighted with the performance against Sean Dyche’s men, in particular he was pleased with the way Liverpool defended against Burnley’s physical strikers.
“We were brilliant, there were so many 50/50 situations because of the long balls but we played early balls in behind as well,” he added.
“In moments we played really, really good football. Everything was there.
“We were a bit lucky with the first goal but we forced that situation. We controlled the game as much as you can. Wood and Barnes fight so hard for these balls, and we defended it really well. We were aggressive but gave away no fouls, we worked our socks off.
“Burnley play football as well, we had opportunities to score on the counter attack, you have to prepare the trigger.
“This sort of a game is a real challenge for our concentration. You have to be ready.”
The win sees Liverpool maintain their 100% record in the Premier League, having won each of their first four games of the season.