Jürgen Klopp said Sadio Mané apologized to him after this week’s incident at Old Trafford. The Senegalese refused to shake hands with his coach at the end of the match.
Jürgen Klopp puts an end to the controversy. Ahead of the Reds’ encounter with West Brom on Sunday (won 2-1 on an improbable goal from goalkeeper Alisson), the German coach spoke at the microphone of Sky Sports about the wind that Sadio Mané had put him at the end of the match against Manchester United: “We spoke and he apologized. It’s clear and that’s it.”
Mané preferred by Jota, scorer
Thursday, the Senegalese striker did not react to the outstretched hand of his coach, who came to greet his players one by one, after the victory at Old Trafford (4-2). Angry, Mané nodded and continued to walk without stopping in front of his trainer. Substitute at kick-off, the striker had entered only in the 74th minute of play, preferred by Jota, first scorer of the Reds.
Later, Klopp had already reacted to Mané’s anger, saying that a discussion was going to take place: “You can’t make a story something bigger than it is, he said. Football is an emotional game and everyone expects us to always be in control. But it doesn’t always work that way. It happened to me as a player, it happened to other players when I was their coach. “