Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson insisted there was no issue between Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah after the side’s win at Burnley.
The Reds returned to the top of the Premier League table with a 3-0 victory at Turf Moor on Saturday, recording a club-record 13th straight league success in the process.
All looks well at Anfield, though it was surprising to see an angry reaction from Sadio Mane when he was substituted for Divock Origi late in the match.
The Senegal forward had been angry at Salah’s refusal to pass the ball to him moments earlier, with the Egyptian instead looking to score himself.
Mane himself opted not to speak to the waiting media, emerging from Burnley’s dressing room with headphones in. But later Henderson, his club captain, spoke to reporters.
“Sadio is fine, he’s a great lad,” Henderson told reporters. “That’s just us pushing each other all the time. I think that’s important.
“We all want to do better, we all want to improve, but we’re really close and I think we can deal with that.
“I’m not sure [what caused it] to be honest. I couldn’t really understand at first, but then when he came in, he was laughing and joking.”
Asked if there had been any further issue in the dressing room, the club captain said: “Nah, the most important thing was we got the result, Sadio knows that.
“He performed really well again. Him and Bobby were really big [at winning] second balls. He had a fantastic game. Like I said, we want to push each other.
“We want to improve all the time, I quite like that now and again. I think we need it.”