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Klopp insist there no problem with himself and Mane

Despite the impressive win at a ground that has rarely brought much joy for Liverpool in recent years, all was not well in the camp.

Klopp insist there no problem with himself and Mane
Klopp insist there no problem with himself and Mane

Sadio Mane was not named in the starting XI and as the Liverpool players celebrated an impressive win at full-time, the striker showed his frustration by choosing not to acknowledge Klopp’s attempt to celebrate with him.

Klopp insisted after the game that there was not a problem.

“It was because yesterday I changed things pretty late in training,” he said, adding that he opted to put Diogo Jota in the team in place of Mane.

“My boys are used to me explaining and I didn’t. No time, forgot it, whatever. And that was it. It’s all fine.”

Despite Klopp’s attempts to play it down, the reaction left former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness unimpressed.

“It was disrespectful,” he told Sky Sports. “If I was the manager I wouldn’t be happy. He should show a bit of respect.

“It’s disrespectful to the manager and the club. How can he argue? He’s not had a great season and Liverpool have won here 4-2.”

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