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‘Out of order’: Souness and Keane slam ‘disrespectful’ Sadio Mane for Jurgen Klopp snub after Man Utd win


Graeme Souness was critical of Sadio Mane (Picture: Sky Sports)

Graeme Souness and Roy Keane felt Sadio Mane was ‘disrespectful’ and ‘out of order’ for shunning Jurgen Klopp’s handshake after Liverpool’s 4-2 win over Manchester United.

Klopp went onto the pitch to congratulate his players after securing three points at Old Trafford, courtesy of goals from Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, but received a frosty reception from Mane – who had been left on the bench at the start of the match.

Mane refused to shake his manager’s hand and walked away from him shaking his head.

And Souness, the former Liverpool midfielder and manager, was unimpressed by the winger’s antics.

‘Disrespectful. If I was the manager I wouldn’t be happy,’ Souness told Sky Sports after the match.

‘He should show a bit of respect. It’s disrespectful to the manager and the club.

Mane walked away from Klopp (Picture: Sky Sports)

‘How can he argue? He’s not had a great season and Liverpool have won here 4-2.’

Keane, the former Manchester United midfielder, agreed that Mane was ‘out of order’ but also felt Klopp should have ‘backed away’.

‘The player is out of order,’ said Keane. ‘But when I was a player I didn’t want the manager coming on giving me high fives.

‘If he sees the player upset then back away.’

Jamie Redknapp, the former Liverpool midfielder, added: ‘We haven’t seen a player do that to Klopp before. It happens, he wants to play and he showed emotion.’

Klopp was keen to play down the row, insisting there is ‘no problem’ between him and Mane, but he did admit the Senegal international was ‘slightly angry’ at him.

Keane felt Mane was ‘out of order’ (Picture: Sky Sports)

‘Yesterday I made a late decision in training, pretty late,’ Klopp said in his post-match press conference.

‘I changed Jota for Sadio. My players are used to that I explain that but I didn’t do that yet.

‘So yes, Sadio was obviously slightly angry but that’s all.’

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