Jurgen Klopp has explained his heated full-time argument with Liverpool forward Sadio Mane.
The Reds could not hold onto a one-goal lead as Chelsea left Anfield with a 1-1 draw on Saturday. We had 16 Conclusions from the game.
Mohamed Salah opened the scoring before Willian’s fortuitous equaliser – which Klopp blamed on referee Michael Oliver.
Klopp played down a disagreement with Mane, who came on as a late substitute.
Mane looks furious speaking to Klopp there. pic.twitter.com/wC8UQkqmeQ
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“I was shouting at him because he was in the centre,” Klopp explained. “But no player’s happy about that when you come on to the pitch with three minutes left and you feel like you’ve got 150 minutes in your legs already.
“I wanted to sort it immediately. He was not happy and said to me ‘Mo wanted to come in the position’ but Mo already had 90 minutes in his legs.
“So it would have made more sense that Sadio was close to the right wing and starts from that position.
“It’s not a big thing, we could have done it in the dressing room, it would have been the same thing. Everything is sorted immediately.”