Jon Walters: Sadio Mane and Mo Salah have been arguing at Liverpool since last year

Just sort it out lads!


A great teammate gives relentless effort, is unselfish and has respect for others. So says Google.

Which are three characteristics, presumably, seething Sadio Mane wouldn’t attribute to Mo Salah.

The Liverpool star went ballistic after being brought off as a sub in Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Burnley after Salah opted to shoot – and miss – instead of putting him through on goal.

Mane took out his anger on the Liverpool staff on the bench – even manager Jurgen Klopp didn’t escape his wrath – with his public strop caught on camera for the watching world to see.

But according to eagle-eyed former striker Jonathan Walters, the tension between the two players has been building for some time.

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The ex-Stoke man spotted the two not seeing eye-to-eye last season and he thinks the same thing is evident this time around too.

“There’s something brewing there and I think it goes back to last year,” he said on the Liquid Football Podcast, which is produced by JOE in partnership with Paddy Power.

I watched the game and Mane was throwing his arms up in the air and last year he was doing a similar thing.

But while Walters thinks there’s some long-term beef between the pair, former Chelsea and Manchester City left-back Wayne Bridge thinks they will have made peace already.

Appearing alongside Walters on the Liquid Football show, Bridge said: “Anyone who watches it back will think ‘he’s got to pass it’.

“You can understand his frustration, but I don’t think after the game in the changing room much will have been said. Maybe a little bit, but I think they’ve just forgotten about it.”

Wes Brown backed up Bridge’s comments and insists players falling out is a natural part of football – even if his comments may have a secret, FPL-driven agenda.

“I think it’s probably happening in more games than people will realise,” he said.

“Maybe at certain points of the game he felt like he should have passed it, but Salah is in my Fantasy Premier League team so he can do what he wants!”

Mane and Salah shared the Golden Boot with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last season as all three notched 22 Premier League goals apiece.

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