Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down on an on-field altercation with Sadio Mane after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Saturday.
The manager and the Senegalese were pictured after the final whistle was blown, with the Senegalese forward looking furious with the German boss.
Mane who is Liverpool’s player of the year and joint-top scorer last term, was left on the bench as Liverpool host the defending champions at Anfield.
Klopp decided to bring Mane in barely two minutes to the end of game after Willian had equalised Mohamed Salah’s earlier effort.
The Senegalese fury with his manager could just be why he was given little time to make an impact in a much needed match after Liverpool had taken the lead through Salah’s goal.
Mirror Sport reported that Klopp however had a different take on what exactly had upset the £30million forward, claiming it was more a difference of opinion over position.
Klopp was quoted to say: “I was shouting at him because he was in the centre. But no player’s happy about that when you come on to the pitch with three minutes left and you feel like you’ve got 150 minutes in your legs already.
“I wanted to sort it immediately. He was not happy and said to me ‘Mo (Salah) wanted to come in the position’ but Mo already had 90 minutes in his legs.
“So it would have made more sense that Sadio was close to the right wing and starts from that position.
“It’s not a big thing, we could have done it in the dressing room, it would have been the same thing. Everything is sorted immediately.” Klopp said.