Liverpool star Sadio Mane ‘at the end of his tether’ with Mohamed Salah, claims Ian Wright

Sadio Mane was furious with Mohamed Salah during Liverpool’s win over Burnley (Picture: Reuters)

Ian Wright believes Sadio Mane’s explosive reaction on the bench in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Burnley showed that he’s reached the ‘end of his tether’ with Mohamed Salah and his selfishness in front of goal.

Chris Wood’s unfortunate own goal broke the deadlock at Turf Moor before strikes from Mane and Roberto Firmino sealed a comprehensive victory for Liverpool to keep up their 100 per cent record in the Premier League.

In the dying moments of the game, Jurgen Klopp’s side had the chance to score a fourth, but Salah passed up the opportunity to tee up Mane when he had a clear sight of goal and the Egyptian’s tame effort was comfortably saved by Nick Pope.

Divock Origi came on in place of Mane shortly after the move and the latter was clearly livid as he made his way towards the dugout.

Klopp and Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson played down the incident after the match, but ex-Arsenal striker Wright believes the spat was more than just a minor disagreement.

‘For him to get that angry in four games says that that’s deep. It’s too deep,’ he said on BBC Radio 5’s Monday Night Club.

‘He’s too angry, too quickly. We showed a couple yesterday [on Match of the Day] and that was just a couple! I think you could do it loads of games. I’ve seen it! I’ve watched games where maybe he could have squared him in.

‘As a striker, would I have squared him in? I hope I would have.

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‘He was so angry, he was furious! That was the “I’ve had enough” moment. That is what we saw on that bench at Burnley.

‘He’s had enough of him in a position where he can get the tap in and he doesn’t do it.

‘We saw a stat… he’s [Mane] created 43 chances for him, Salah has created only 25. That says to me that he’s tired it’s not being reciprocated.

‘What I saw – and Liverpool fans will phone in and text in because they care so deeply about it – but the fact is, for him to react that angrily, he’s at the end of his tether.’

Wright believes Mane had run out of patience with Salah (Picture: Getty)

Jamie Carragher admitted that Salah can be greedy in front of goal, but highlighted how the Egypt international has a better assist record than either of his strike partners.

‘Out of the front three, it’s Salah who actually gets the most assists,’ the former Liverpool defender said.

‘He’s got one tonight – you might not class it as an assist, he’s trying to get a shot off – but today was his 100th goal involvement in terms of goals and assists since he’s come to Liverpool in 110 games. That’s unbelievable.

‘He’s virtually scoring or creating a goal in every game that he plays but there is times when he should just make that extra little pass and show that little composure now and again.’

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