Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that Sadio Mane’s angry reaction to his substitution at Burnley wasn’t down to the fact that he had just been taken off.
“Sadio Mane is an emotional guy, we are all individuals,” he told Sky Sports.
“Something went not like he wanted, it is not the substitution. We will clarify it in the dressing room.”
Mane was taken off for Divock Origi shortly after failing to receive a pass from Mohamed Salah when the score was 3-0.
When he was taken off, the Senegal forward could be seen walking past Klopp and shouting at a member of Liverpool’s staff on the bench.
He was then comforted by fellow goalscorer Roberto Firmino, who had also just been replaced.
Meanwhile, the Reds maintained their perfect start to remain top of the Premier League table with a dominant performance against Burnley at Turf Moor.
It was a club-record 13th consecutive league win for Klopp’s men as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross was deflected by Chris Wood to beat his own goalkeeper to give Liverpool the lead in the 33rd minute, before Mane doubled the lead soon after.
Firmino sealed the points late on to maintain Liverpool’s perfect start as they broke their record of 12 consecutive league victories set under Kenny Dalglish in 1990.
Liverpool are hoping to go one step better this season after finishing closely second to Manchester City last season.