Liverpool forward Sadio Mane insists there is no rift with boss Jurgen Klopp
By Dev Trehan
Last Updated: 28/11/17 9:11am
Sadio Mane says there has been no row with Jurgen Klopp despite the forward looking visibly unhappy with the Liverpool boss after Saturday’s draw with Chelsea.
Mane, who came on with Adam Lallana in a double change after Willian's late equaliser for Chelsea, was seen deep in discussion with Klopp after the final whistle.
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But Mane insists there is no issue whatsoever with his manager and says he was merely trying to explain his point of view to the German after the game.
Mane told Sky Sports News: "He [Klopp] asked me to play on the right side and one time I tried to ask for the ball in the number nine position.
"Mo [Salah] was on my side and the coach was shouting 'Sadio come onto the right side'.
"After the game I told the coach it was easier if you told Mo to come in because he was close to you.
"But it was friendly, it was not because I was unhappy or something else. There was no problem, I was just communicating and explaining that to him after the game."
Mohamed Salah's opener against Chelsea saw the forward take his goal tally for the Reds to 15 in 20 matches in all competitions this season.
The Egypt international, who joined Liverpool from Roma over the summer, is now the top scorer in the Premier League with 10 goals.
"He's doing very well for us and we are happy to have him in the squad," Mane said.
"He is a very important player for us and I'm going to keep trying to help him score more goals for the team.
"He is a very, very good player for us and [if you give him] space he is unbelievable. No-one can catch him and also he is clever."
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