Jurgen Klopp claims Mane was not angry he was substituted for Salah

Jurgen Klopp claims Mane was not angry he was substituted for Salah

- Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Sadio Mane was not angry when he was taken off for Mohamed Salah

- The Senegalese striker reacted angrily after he was to be replaced on the hour mark against Crystal Palace

- Liverpool demolished Palace by 7-0 in an entertaining Premier League encounter played at Selhurst Park

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Jurgen Klopp has cleared the air regarding Sadio Mane's angry gestures when he was being substituted for Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool had gone 4-0 against Crsytal Palaceand Mane was subbed off for Salah just before the hour mark.

Reds boss Klopp seemed to have taken off the Senegalese striker to save him for some big fixtures ahead but the 28-year-old showed disapproval to the tactical change.

Jurgen Klopp claims Mane was not angry he was substituted for Salah
Jurgen Klopp claims Mane was not angry he was substituted for Salah. Photo by Andrew Powell
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Mane walked off the pitch unhappy despite providing an assist for Takumi Minamino and scoring his side's second goal.

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Roberto Firmino and Minamino had to pacify Mane before making it to the stands and incoming Salah scored a brace and set up an assist.

Klopp told BT Sport after the game:

"He was not angry because Mo came on.
"He was not happy because he had a look at the watch, maybe it was the free-kick I don't know exactly. He didn't stay on the pitch until after the free-kick.
"So the boys, you cannot play football like this if you are just a soldier and do everything what the boss is saying.
"They do what I say but they are human beings and react in certain ways. After the game Sadio was completely fine. It's all good."

Liverpool maintain top spot and continue their impressive run in the new Premier League campaign.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Liverpool continued their impressive form in the Premier League as they comfortably defeated Crystal Palace by 7-0 away at Selhurst Park.

Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah scored a brace each as Takumi Minamino, Sadio Mane, and Jordan Henderson were also on the scoresheet.

The Reds started the game brightly and as early as the third minute they went ahead through Minamino who applied an instinctive finish from a Mane's assist.

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