Ian Wright explains why Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Mo Salah must have deep rift
Sadio Mane’s outburst on Saturday suggest he has ‘deep problems’ with team-mate Mohamed Salah.
The Liverpool star was fuming and motioned angrily towards his bench when he was taken off during their 3-0 win over Burnley.
Salah had turned down several opportunities to slide him and fellow attacker Roberto Firmino in at Turf Moor.
Former Arsenal man Ian Wright reckons Mane’s frustrations have been building for some time insisting his reaction was too emotive to have come about in the opening four games of the season.
“This is the point I’ve got with this – that has been building up for a long time,” he said on BBC Radio 5 Live ‘s Football Daily.
“For him to get that angry in the space of four games tells me that that is deep.
“He’s too angry too quickly.
“I’ve watched games where I’ve thought ‘he could’ve squared him in there’.”
Salah copped plenty of criticism for a prolonged goal drought last term.
The Egyptian endured a baron run which extended to eight games and is keen to ensure he doesn’t experience a similar spell this season.
His lack of generosity is slowly being noticed however with Wright citing the huge disparity in the amount of chances they create for each other.
Firmino, who had already been bought off before Mane’s rant, was seen trying to calm down the Senegalese star.
And journalist Rory Smith has suggested that the Brazilian should mediate between the two should they debate their issues.
“They need to get Roberto Firmino to host it – did you see his face on the bench?
“That was very much the night out and two of your mates are arguing and your like ‘oh my god you both being really embarrassing’.”