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Sadio Mane Admits He Was Frustrated With Mohamed Salah, Insists That’s ‘All Forgotten’ Now

(via Fox Sports Asia)

(via Fox Sports Asia)

One of the biggest stories in Liverpool during the first weeks of the season was the little altercation teammates Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah had during the Reds’ win over Burnley. This incident surprised everybody, as Mane and Salah alongside Roberto Firmino, have created arguably the deadliest attack in the football world.

The Senegalese striker had the chance to discuss his on-field tiff with Salah, stating that’s part of the past now, explaining he reacted that way because he only wants Liverpool to succeed every time.

“I felt frustration because it’s football, you want to score more goals. You see Man City score six, seven, eight and we know we can do that,” he said, as quoted by Sporting News. “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.”

The Senegal star even revealed that he light-heartedly winds his team-mate up about the incident.

“Yesterday I said to Gini Wijnaldum: ‘Ask Mo, why does Sadio want to beat you?’” he smiled.

“But you know it is all forgotten, it's behind us.”

This Premier League season couldn’t have a better start for the Merseysiders, who have won all their seven matches, sitting atop of the scoreboard with a 5-point gap ahead of Manchester City. Given this good moment, Mane believes the club couldn’t have a better form.

“I think we are better this season than last season, for sure,” he said. “We are working hard every single day to get better and get better. We are more mature than last season for sure because a few more months have gone by.”

Sadio and his team are ready to turn things around in the Champions League on Wednesday. Following Liverpool’s defeat against Napoli in the season opener, they’ll face Red Bull Salzburg at Anfield, hoping to see Mane and company take them to get to victory.