Register Login Live

English Premier League

Salah On Mane Relationship Amid Tension Rumours

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has opened up about his relationship with Sadio Mane amid rumours of tension between the pair over the past year.

Read: Salah: I'm The Best In The World

The speculation that there is tension between the African duo started in 2019, during a match against Burnley at Turf Moor, after Mane was seemingly upset about not receiving a pass from Salah before he was substituted soon after.

However, the Egyptian has now insisted there have never been issues with the Senegalese star.

"We are teammates on the pitch and in the dressing room, we have a very professional relationship. We both give everything we have to help the team win," Salah told MBC Masr TV.

"Maybe we're competing to show who is the best, and this is normal in any team and a legitimate right for any player, but in the end, we serve the team.

"Sometimes we're selfish in some plays, but no one puts their interest above the team.

"It's not intentional, whether from me or him, perhaps there was some tension in a previous match and now everyone tries to associate everything with it.

"It was in a match [referring to the Burnley match] where Sadio left the pitch angry. This was the first time people talked about this matter and linked every ball that I didn't pass to him or he didn't pass it to me to this situation.

"But Sadio assisted my goal two games ago and I assist him as well.

"We spend a lot of time together and our relationship is good and very respectful, we never had a disagreement or a fight off the pitch.

"Sometimes I feel, in matches, that I did not get enough help, and the same is true of Sadio Mane, these are his feelings and I cannot control them, and the same applies to me."

See where Salah finished in the latest Ballon d'Or ranking below: 

Arsenal Boss Offers Yaya Coaching Opportunity?

Messi Explains Why He Refused Neymar's No.10 Jersey

Salah Breaks Silence On Links With Barca

comments

Top 5

12 Of Chiefs' January Transfer Window Signings

33 Jan 12, 2022 09:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

1 Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Latest Setback Brings Downs Top Scorer To A Halt

2 Jan 12, 2022 01:32 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

5 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

8 Football Kits That Were Banned

Jan 12, 2022 12:22 PM in International

12 Of Chiefs' January Transfer Window Signings

33 Jan 12, 2022 09:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

'Unhappy' Ronaldo Breaks Silence

1 Jan 13, 2022 08:22 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Pirates Under Pressure To Make Zungu Decision

12 Jan 13, 2022 11:28 AM in Orlando Pirates

'World Richest Footballer' Finds New Club

9 Dec 27, 2021 02:35 PM in World News

Amrouche Explains SA Visit, References Chiefs Link

16 Jan 13, 2022 01:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

All The Stadiums That Will Host Afcon Matches

2 Dec 10, 2021 07:29 PM in African Football

Chiefs To Lose Out On Mzansi’s Hottest Talent?

136 Jan 11, 2022 04:53 PM in Kaizer Chiefs