Senegal and Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane has dispelled fears there is a lingering feud between him and teammate Mohammed Salah following their on the field spat recently.
The incident happened during The Reds’ Premier League match at Burnley after Salah appeared to have opted for a selfish go at goal, overlooking Mane who was in a vantage position to score. Jurgen Klopp’s men won the match 3-0.
Mane didn’t hide hide frustration about the missed goal due to Salah’s undoing. And the Egypt international later took to the social media to make a joke of the incident.
Mane has however quelled further rumours about his relationship with Salah when he faced journalists on Tuesday just as Liverpool got set to face Salzburg in an UEFA Champions League Group E match on Wednesday.
“Wow! Good question. I think things can happen in football,” Mane started when asked at the press conference about the incident involving him and Salah.
“I feel a little bit frustrated because you want to score more goals. You see Man City score six, seven, eight and we know we can do that.
“For the team I think it was really important to score as many goals as we can, but he didn’t see me and that can happen.
“I was a bit frustrated but we are really, really good friends.”
Meanwhile, Mane is excited about facing his former Austrian club Salzburg at Anfield.
“It is special. I played for two and a half years in Salzburg and now I play against them,” he said.
“| am sure they will be ready for me and I will be ready for them as well.
“I will be really happy to meet my
ex-team-mates. At the same time, I would love to win against them.”
Mane also acknowledges the talent of Salzburg teenage striker, Erling Haaland who netted a hat-trick when the Austrian side hosted and thrashed Genk 6-2 weeks ago.
“I watch sometimes the Austrian league, especially when Salzburg are playing,” Mane remarked.
“He is a really good player. We have
to be careful.”