Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp spoke about the anger of his team’s star, Sadio Mane, after he replaced his colleague Mohamed Salah in the Reds and Crystal Palace match, for the 14th round of the English Premier League.
Klopp decided to replace Senegalese Mane with Egyptian Salah in the 57th minute, when the result was Liverpool’s 4-0 lead.
Mane’s face appeared grumbling and dissatisfied with the decision to replace him. He took a longer time than usual as he left the green rectangle, completing some words.
Mane also exchanged greetings with his substitute Salah at the switch area with a lot of coldness.
After the match, which ended with his team winning seven goals, Klopp said, commenting on Mane’s anger: “Everything is fine with Mane, he was not angry because Salah participated in his place.”
“Mane was not happy and looked at the clock, and it may be because of the free kick, but I do not know exactly, but he did not wait on the field until he played the free kick,” the German coach added in a statement to the “BT Sport” network.
He continued: “I think you cannot play football if you are always like a soldier and do what your captain dictates. They do what I say, but in the end they are human beings and have reactions.”
It should be noted that Salah shined remarkably after entering Mane’s place, scoring the sixth and seventh goals.