Date published: Monday 2nd September 2019 11:57
Jurgen Klopp won’t tell Mohamed Salah to pass the ball more despite Sadio Mane’s furious reaction in Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Burnley.
Shortly after being taken off, Mane appeared to shout towards the Liverpool bench in reaction to Salah’s earlier decision to shoot rather than pass to the Senegal international, who was in a better position to score.
Captain Jordan Henderson revealed that the incident was brushed aside by Mane and his teammates in the dressing room following the win and Klopp insists he won’t be asking Salah to change his selfish ways.
“I could describe five or six situations where everyone thought, ‘pass it, pass it, pass it’ and then he scored,” Klopp told the Liverpool Echo.
“So, that is the freedom of the player. The boys have to make these decisions: pass the ball, don’t pass the ball.
“We can make this mistakes. You can lose the ball and miskick the ball or sometimes you cannot see your team-mate.
“It is not that you ignore him. Sometimes to us it looks like you must see him but you don’t.
“It is not a big challenge, but of course with a striker always you can have this. What you do depends on the situation.
“We will leave it 100% because we won 3-0 and everyone goes away in different directions. In one week I don’t think I will talk about it again.”