Date: 10th September 2019 at 1:16pm
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OPINION

Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Burnley was overshadowed by the touchline argument between Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

An own goal, one from Roberto Firmino, and a Mane strike gave the Reds all three points at Turf Moor, but it was the angered Senegalese winger who took all the headlines.

Jurgen Klopp had to hold Mane back as he was pictured in a fit of rage after Salah opted to shoot despite his teammate being free in the middle for a simple tap-in.

The African duo both scored 22 goals last season and shared the Premier League Golden Boot award with Arsenal’s Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.

Any potential rift could have caused real problems, but any disagreements appear to have been squashed already, as Mane spoke out on his life at Anfield.

Speaking in an interview with Complex, the 27-year-old admitted that he feels like he is involved in a family with everyone at Liverpool.

“It keeps us hungry to get better and better together… I really struggle to describe how happy I am to be here!” he said when talking about the atmosphere at Anfield.

Mane appears ecstatic at turning out for Liverpool on a weekly basis, and any apparent rift with his prolific teammate seems to be in the past.

That would be the best possible scenario for Klopp, with his two free-scoring forwards hopefully set to return to their best after the international break when they welcome Newcastle to Merseyside.

Even though he was enraged over the missed opportunity at Burnley, Mane has started the season where he left off in the previous campaign.

Scoring twice and adding an assist to his name already, the 27-year-old has averaged 1.8 shots on goal per game according to WhoScored.

More impressively, the Senegalese winger has completed a single dribble in each outing and completed 2.5 key passes [WhoScored].

Klopp will want players who are hungry for goals but he’ll also want players to be getting on. This should hopefully put the Mane/Salah argument to bed for good.