‘Sometimes we’re selfish’ – Salah opens up on Sadio Mane relationship and ‘angry’ Burnley spat


Salah and Mane are key players for the Liverpool team, already combining for 28 goals this season, guiding the team to top their Champions League group and sit second in the league.

However, there have always been talks about the relationship between Salah and Mane, with pundits claiming that there is tension between both the Liverpool stars and that they refuse to pass the ball to each other.


One incident that made pundits and fans question their relationship came in 2019 in the Reds’ 3-0 win over Burnley. In that game, Salah teed up the ball to take a shot inside the box and despite Mane being all alone on the other side, the Egyptian opted to take the shot.

While being subbed off shortly after, Mane expressed his frustration at his teammate to Jurgen Klopp and the rest of the bench. Salah, however, assures that they have a respectful relationship and their main focus is to always help the team win.

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“We are teammates on the pitch and in the dressing room, we have a very professional relationship. We both give everything we have to help the team win,” Salah told MBC Masr TV.

“Maybe we’re competing to show who is the best, and this is normal in any team and a legitimate right for any player, but in the end, we serve the team.


“Sometimes we’re selfish in some plays, but no one puts their interest above the team. It’s not intentional, whether from me or him, perhaps there was some tension in a previous match and now everyone tries to associate everything with it.

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“It was in a match [referring to the Burnley match] where Sadio left the pitch angry. This was the first time people talked about this matter and linked every ball that I didn’t pass to him or he didn’t pass it to me to this situation. But Sadio assisted my goal two games ago and I assist him as well.

“We spend a lot of time together and our relationship is good and very respectful, we never had a disagreement or a fight off the pitch.

“Sometimes I feel in matches that I did not get enough help, and the same is true of Sadio Mane, these are his feelings and I cannot control them, and the same applies to me.”


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