Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has come out to say that the beef between Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah which manifested vs Burnley had been happening for months.
In the EPL game against Burnley, Mane’s outburst directed at Salah when substituted in the second half dominated the headlines.
However, Carragher believes it was not a battle that started during that game, but one that had been going on for a while.
His words, “The more issues fester, the more you are parking the problem for a later date,”
“The disagreement earlier this season between Liverpool strikers Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah comes into the same category.
“There is no way Mane lost his head solely because he did not receive a few passes against Burnley. His frustration will have been gathering for months, ensuring it only needed a trigger to bring it into the open.
“Jurgen Klopp is not a manager who allows his players to dwell on any negative issue so I strongly suspect he will have discussed it with both players.
“Ironically, I felt Mane was too unselfish in the Champions League game against Napoli in midweek, trying to pass to Salah when he should have been going alone.
“So long as these disagreements are isolated and issues swiftly resolved they do not cause a problem.
“Where managers do become wary is if cliques form, sides are taken and personalities clash to such an extreme it becomes detrimental to the unity and spirit within the camp.
“The Liverpool managers I worked under would never let that happen.”