12th October, 2019
It is no secret that the pair of Liverpool’s strikers, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah recently had some challenges between them on the field of play – a situation that almost messed up Liverpool’s famous attacking prowess.
This duo plus Roberto Firmino are virtually almost at par with the recently dissolved famous MSN of Barcelona – Messi, Suarez, Neymar combination. and so any negative issues involving them is usually disturbing to the Liverpool family.
Just a few weeks back in the course of the game which Liverpool won 3-0 against Burnley, Sadio Mané threw a tantrum after being subbed off and that was of course not a situation to go unnoticed.
Interestingly, the Reds were controlling the game and were 3-0 up thanks to goals from Mané and Firmino, when the Senegalese international was taken off and threw a massive hissing fit. It didn’t seem to make much sense at the time.
The reason for that eventually came to light later as it was discovered that Mané was angry at teammate Mohamed Salah for not squaring the ball when it appeared Liverpool’s no.10 had an open goal.
As expected, both Klopp and his two forwards played down any news of a falling out in interviews after the game.
However, Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Fabinho has now come out to shed more light on the incident and what really happened between two of Liverpool’s famed front three.
In an interview with the Strait Times of Singapore before Brazil’s friendly game against Senegal in the island city-state, when asked if the two remain friends, Fabinho said: “Of course.
“After you know, they joked in the dressing room and spoke normally. They are very good friends.
“In the moment in the game, things can get heated but it’s not the first time and won’t be the last time. It’s okay.”
Meanwhile, the game between Brazil and Senegal ended in a 1-1 draw, with Mané playing a part as he won the penalty for Senegal which drew them level just before half-time.
The message therefore seems to indicate that you shouldn’t read too much into what footballers do on the field of play. If anything, this instance highlights how hungry Liverpool players are to score more goals and push for that Premier League title they so desire.
As at this moment, all three players mentioned are on international break, and Liverpool fans will be hoping that none of them suffer injuries.
The team returns to Premier League duties when they travel to their arch rivals Manchester United on 20 October in what promises to be a real explosive thriller of a game.