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James Milner has given his own brilliant version of why Sadio Mane was so angry after being substituted against Burnley.
The Senegalese forward was on target in the 3-0 win at Turf Moor but was left frustrated after Mo Salah selfishly tried to dribble past multiple defenders instead of pass to him in the latter stages of the second half.
Sadio Mane went completely mad at Mo Salah after the Egyptian refused to pass him the ball when he was in on goal.- SPORTbible (@sportbible) August 31, 2019
Mane had to be held back by several Liverpool players as he kicked off in the final few minutes... Shocking scenes! :scream::flushed:https://t.co/SwZbH2ZQa7
As a result Mane lost his cool when he was replaced in the 85th minute, furiously gesturing as he threw a major tantrum on the bench. His teammates, including Milner, had to calm him down.
But after it all got swept under the carpet, the Liverpool No.7 has taken to Instagram to joke that Mane was not happy with Jurgen Klopp failing to send Milner onto the pitch.
Mane saw the funny side as well, commenting: "It's exactly what I been complaining about" alongside two laughing emojis.
It was a little awkward between Salah and Mane in the tunnel, with Roberto Firmino's facial expression saying everything, but the Liverpool No.10 was fine in the dressing room according to skipper Jordan Henderson.
"I couldn't really understand at first, but then when he came in, he was laughing and joking," said Henderson.
"The most important thing was we got the result, Sadio knows that. He performed really well again. Him and Bobby were really big second ball. He had a fantastic game.
"Like I said, we want to push each other. We want to improve all the time. I quite like that now and again. I think we need it."
League leaders Liverpool return to action in the Premier League with a home game against Newcastle at Anfield after the international break.
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