Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane: Jurgen Klopp downplays rift between Liverpool stars

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane: Jurgen Klopp downplays rift between Liverpool stars

- Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane remain best of friends at Liverpool

- The duo had a misunderstanding during their 3-0 win over Burnley earlier this season

- Jurgen Klopp has attested to the fact that the pair have moved on from the incident

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are in good terms after reaching out to both of them.

The former Borussia Dortmund tactician revealed that he held a separate chat with the pair after their argument in late August.

Mane was left angry following the Egyptian's refusal to pass the ball to him for a much-simpler goal, instead went for goal himself.

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The Senegalese stormed out of the pitch after his handler substituted him in their 3-0 win over Burnley in the first half of the season - leaving the Egyptian winger.

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Reacting to the situation, Klopp told Sports Illustrated: "In the world of football, it looks so big; it's like 'Oh, my god, how can you do it?. "But I just spoke to them."

Daily Star also reports that the German-born boss named Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum as the peacemaker in the dressing room.

Klopp added that the midfielder plays the role of a mediator whenever tensions rise, saying: he is "always trying to solve problems because he can understand why people are angry."

Mane has also played down on the row with Salah in a video.

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The reigning African footballer of the year Mane also dispelled the claims of their quarrels after insisting that both of them are "Very, very good friends". "The Egyptian King!" He replied.

In follow-up, he was asked: "No problem?".

"What kind of problem?" Mane replied with a smile, adding: "People, keep supporting Salah. He is doing everything for Egypt and he keeps fighting for Egypt, so see you soon in Egypt!"

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