Sadio Mane reveals he held face-to-face talks with Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah
Sept. 15, 2019
Liverpool team-mates Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah had talks to clear the air.
Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah had a private conversation after their disagreement at Southampton.
The Senegal international was fuming when his Liverpool team-mate failed to set him up in favour of shooting at goal.
The pair seemed to have ironed out their issue when they combined well during the 3-1 win over Newcastle, with Mane now confirming that talks took place.
He told Canal+: “These are things that happen in football.
“Sometimes you have to say things face to face.
“Sometimes it happens that I am not given the pass.
“But we have reconciled and become the good friends we were before.”
Mane has admitted that he and Salah did have a problem before the conversation took place.
Ex-Liverpool striker Peter Crouch jumped to the defence of Salah after the disagreement, and backed the forward to continue to focus on getting goals.
He wrote in his Daily Mail column last week: “There will come a point when Mohamed Salah is charging at Newcastle's goal on Saturday but Sadio Mane is away to his left, screaming for a pass.
“Given the way Mane exploded in Liverpool's last game at Burnley, all eyes will be on Salah. Will he pass? Don't bet on it.
“I will tell you what the Egyptian will do: he'll shoot.
“In the world of a striker, goals are the only things that matter.
“I’ve been watching Salah closely and had a feeling for a while that a moment such as Mane's at Turf Moor was coming.
“Salah has definitely become more single-minded over the last 12 months, to the point where he looks like he is obsessed with numbers.”
Both Mane and Salah will need to be on top form if Liverpool are to get another win on Thursday as they travel to Italy to play Napoli in the Champions League.