Liverpool fans on Twitter have been reacting to Sadio Mane’s apparent outburst at team-mate Mohamed Salah in our 3-0 win against Burnley.
After being substituted, Mane was visibly furious on the bench, seemingly because Salah had not teed him up for a likely tap-in moments earlier, instead trying and failing to go it alone.
It’s ever-so-slightly overshadowed the Reds’ impressive performance.
Some supporters took to social media to defend Salah, claiming he had a right to be selfish in the situation, while others were more focused on dismissing the prospect of any lasting hostility or calling for perspective.
Doesn't matter now, but Mané has the right to be slightly annoyed. Twice this game Salah should have played through both him/Firmino. Both unmarked at the time too. But like I said, doesn't really matter now. We won the game, that's all that counts.
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) August 31, 2019
You want your attackers to be greedy for goals. Liverpool’s front three work brilliantly as a unit and create loads for each other. Sometimes Mané takes the selfish option, and today it was Salah who was chasing a goal and made the wrong decision. They’ll sort it out.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) August 31, 2019
Mané is one of them guys that it takes a lot to get him to visibly be irate. That’s how you know he’s sick of Salah’s antics lol
— Joey Blacc (@JoeySYM69) August 31, 2019
Remember last season in a must win game against Napoli, Mane missed a couple of absolute sitters when he could've played Salah in. Salah went to Mane and lift him up to keep going. Take things into perspective before lashing out wildly in the heat of the moment. #LFC #LFCFamily
— FantasticFirmino9 (@MPBFirmino9) August 31, 2019
Mo Salah has created more Big Chances for his team mates than any Liverpool player since 2016.
26 more than Mané https://t.co/u71rsMSi5w
— SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) August 31, 2019
Salah made 4 key passes today.
Mane made 1 key pass.
Salah created 1 big chance.
Mane created none.
Salah got 1 assist.
Mane got none.
Salah only has the options to pass because he is the hardest working member of the team. Don’t blame him wanting a goal when he’s 3-0 up.
— . (@NalimLFC) August 31, 2019
Mané with 1 assist last season but you’re all over my TL and in my mentions calling Salah selfish. Get out of here with that agenda. He wanted a goal when we were up 3-0 and he cost us no points in the pursuit of it. Stop. pic.twitter.com/vDRf9BFUD7
— ✨𝕂𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕖✨ (@MaebyKate) August 31, 2019
Can we stop forcing a massive argument between Salah and Mane even though we won 3-0? Yes, Salah should’ve passed but it’s so easy to find other scenarios on both could’ve passed to each other.
What matters most is the 3 points, the clean sheet and importantly top of the league.
— Samuel (@SamueILFC) August 31, 2019
Salah is world class. An incredible player who we are lucky to have. He is selfish sometimes but great goal scorers usually are.
Mane will calm down. Mo will square the next one to him & it'll be happy days
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) August 31, 2019
Mane and Salah?
Top of the league mate. Don't care. pic.twitter.com/Yr8zzq98uR
— Rush The Kop (@RushTheKop) August 31, 2019
Ultimately, Jurgen Klopp didn’t seem overly bothered, having gauged the atmosphere in the dressing room. That should serve as reassurance any concerned Reds.