Klopp tight-lipped on ’emotional’ Mane outburst in Liverpool win

Date published: Saturday 31st August 2019 7:48

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp refused to reveal the reason for Sadio Mane’s anger as he was substituted in Liverpool’s ‘brilliant’ victory at Turf Moor.

Mane and Roberto Fimino added to Chris Wood’s own goal to see Liverpool claim a comfortable 3-0 win over Burnley and return to the top of the Premier League.

Liverpool were wasteful in the second half, but were solid defensively with goalkeeper Adrian rarely troubled.

“We were brilliant, there were so many 50/50 situations because of the long balls but we played early balls in behind as well. In moments we played really, really good football. Everything was there.

“We were a bit lucky with the first goal but we forced that situation. We controlled the game as much as you can. Wood and Barnes fight so hard for these balls, and we defended it really well. We were aggressive but gave away no fouls, we worked our socks off.

“Burnley play football as well, we had opportunities to score on the counter attack, you have to prepare the trigger. This sort of a game is a real challenge for our concentration. You have to be ready.

“Sadio Mane is an emotional guy, we are all individuals. Something went not like he wanted, it is not the substitution. We will clarify it in the dressing room.

“Very early when I came in I told everyone that we want to create our own history and that is what the boys do week in, week out. We had a tricky pre-season so I didn’t expect these first four games.”

The Reds leapfrog Man City, who won 4-0 earlier in the day, back into first place and maintain their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season.


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