Salah, Mane Hated Each Other…Pirlo Confesses Shock “They were so professional, it was funny”
Jürgen Klopp’s tactics and his attacking trio, the so-called “Manu” line, were the key to English Premier League side Liverpool winning the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 14 years in the 2018/19 season.
Winger Sadio Mane, striker Roberto Firmino, and striker Mohamed Salah, as the trio is known domestically, have been a breath of fresh air for Liverpool, which hasn’t won a trophy in a long time, and have been the driving force behind the Reds’ dominance in various competitions.
The trio made a name for themselves as an unprecedented attacking combination, scoring 338 goals and providing 137 assists between 2017/18 and 2020/21, but Firmino’s recently published autobiography, Si Senor: My Years at Liverpool,” the relationship between Mane and Salah was less than stellar.
Their first public clash came in the fourth round of the 2019/20 English Premier League against Burnley, fresh off their Champions League triumph.
After being substituted for Divock Origi in the 40th minute of the second half, Mane was furious as he headed to the bench. All eyes were on Mane, not only from his teammates but also from the crowd watching the game. 토토사이트
At the time, it was analyzed that Salah had tried to force a shot instead of passing to Mane in the last minute. According to Firmino’s autobiography, this was true. “Salah often annoyed his teammates by not passing when he should have,” Firmino later confessed.
“The competition for goals between Salah and Mane continued (in the previous season, 2018/19),” the Mirror reported, adding that “Klopp also found it difficult to get Mane and Salah to coexist.” According to Firmino, Klopp always emphasized to his players to “pass if your teammate is in a better position,” which was more of a “snipe” at Salah in tone.
The misunderstanding between Mane and Salah was particularly acute in the 2018/19 season, as both players were in contention for top scorer. In the end, Mane and Salah tied for the trophy with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was making a name for himself as Arsenal’s go-to man at the time, with 22 goals.