'In the moment all players are a little bit hot': Fabinho insists Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are 'very good friends' after fallout at Burnley

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  • Sadio Mane was furious with Mohamed Salah in Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Burnley 
  • The Senegal forward shouted angrily at Salah but Fabinho says pair are friends
  • Fabinho said ‘in the moment all players are a little bit hot’ but it wasn’t a big deal
  • His Brazil team-mates faced Mane’s Senegal in a friendly in Singapore this week

Sadio Mane reacted angrily after being substituted during Liverpool's 3-0 win over Burnley

Sadio Mane reacted angrily after being substituted during Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Burnley

Mane was angry at Mo Salah's failure to pass when he was through on goal minutes earlier

Mane was angry at Mo Salah’s failure to pass when he was through on goal minutes earlier

Speaking in Singapore, Fabinho (right) says that there is no bad blood between the players

Speaking in Singapore, Fabinho (right) says that there is no bad blood between the players

Mane was visibly upset at not being passed to but now says there is no issue with Salah

Mane was visibly upset at not being passed to but now says there is no issue with Salah 

Mane was unhappy when Salah chose not to pass to him during Liverpool's win at Burnley

Mane was unhappy when Salah chose not to pass to him during Liverpool’s win at Burnley

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho insists there is no bad blood between Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane despite the pair falling out on the pitch at Burnley.

Mane took exception to Salah failing to pass to him during the Reds’ 3-0 victory at Turf Moor, and he looked furious as he was taken off the pitch.

Despite the obvious anger at the time, Fabinho has now moved to clear the matter up and has made clear that both players have moved on.

Speaking to The Straits Times in Singapore while on international duty, he said: ‘The day after [the game] they joke in the dressing room, they speak normally and they are very good friends.

‘In the moment of the game all players are a little bit hot; it’s not the first time and it won’t be the last.’

Fabinho is in Singapore with the Brazil national team, where they played out a 1-1 draw with Mane’s Senegal on Thursday.

The Reds midfielder admitted that he and his Brazilian team-mates had been getting some stick from Mane in the build-up. 

‘We joked a little bit about it, Sadio said he’s going to score against us!’ Fabinho said. ‘Of course he has the potential for that but if I play I’ll try to stop him!’ 

As it turned out, Fabinho didn’t play – and Mane won his side a penalty to salvage the draw. 



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