“We spoke and Mane apologised” - Klopp

Sun 16 May 2021 | 17:43

The Senegal international was part of a controversy after the victory over the Red Devils, but it was dismissed.



Jurgen Klopp

explained that

Sadio Mane

apologized after vanquishing

Manchester United

on Thursday.

The Senegal attacker came as a substitute and refused to shake hands with the Reds manager when he left the field.

Klopp did not believe that it was a major slight at the time, and is pleased that it is resolved now.

Before the Premier League battle against West Brom, Klopp told

Sky Sports


“We spoke and he apologised. That's clear and that is it.”

The reason Mane was upset was not being in the starting XI, with Diogo Jota playing his role. However, Klopp did not see the player’s reaction as a big deal.

Speaking at the time, he said:

“I cannot make a bigger story of it as it is. Football is an emotional game and everyone expects from us to control our emotions always. It doesn't work out always, that's the case.

"It happened to me as a player, it happened to other players when I was their coach. We had so far no real chance to talk about it but we will and there will be nothing left. Everything will be fine.

"Do you want these things to happen? No, but it's not the first time in my life and I'm afraid to say it won't be the last time.

"The thing is, if somebody shows me respect five million times, and one time not, what is more important?

source: SportMob

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