LIVERPOOL forward Sadio Mane says there has been no dispute with Jurgen Klopp despite looking visibly unhappy with his manager after Saturday’s draw with Chelsea.
Mane, who entered the fray from the substitute’s bench after Willian’s late equaliser for Chelsea, was seen deep in discussion with Klopp after the final whistle.
But the Senegal international insists there is no issue whatsoever with his manager and says he was merely trying to explain his point of view after the game.
“He [Klopp] asked me to play on the right side and one time I tried to ask for the ball in the number nine position,” Mane told Sky Sports News.
“Mo [Salah] was on my side and the coach was shouting ‘Sadio come onto the right side’.
“After the game I told the coach it was easier if you told Mo to come in because he was close to you.
“But it was friendly, it was not because I was unhappy or something else. There was no problem, I was just communicating and explaining that to him after the game.”
And Klopp dismissed concerns surrounding his on-field argument with Mane and insisted it was merely a miscommunication.
“I was shouting at him because he was in the centre,” said Klopp.
“He said to me that Mo [Salah] wanted to come into the position but Mo had 90 minutes in his legs.
“I wanted Sadio on the right wing. Everything is now sorted immediately.”
Mane has already missed eight games this season through injury and suspension, but has still bagged four goals and four assists.
Liverpool’s next Premier League fixtures is a tough away trip to Stoke on Wednesday night (8.00pm).