June 12, 2021

Jurgen Klopp explains why Sadio Mane refused to shake his hand after Liverpool win over Man United

Jurgen Klopp explains why Sadio Mane refused to shake his hand after Liverpool win over Man United

Liverpool down Man United

Liverpool and Manchester United went head-to-head on Thursday evening.

The tie was of little importance to United, who have nothing left to play for in the league this term.

Liverpool, on the other hand, needed all three points to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

And, when all was said and done at Old Trafford, Jurgen Klopp and co. would indeed pick up a big win.

Bruno Fernandes actually fired the hosts into the lead after 10 minutes.

However, Diogo Jota then levelled things up after 34 minutes, before a Roberto Firmino brace either side of the break made it 3-1.

United did pull one back with just over 20 minutes to play, but a Liverpool counter finished by Mohamed Salah 90 minutes in put the result beyond doubt.

Klopp discusses Mane not shaking his hand

Following the tie, you would have assumed all involved at Liverpool were in a great mood after getting one over on their rivals and moving up to 5th.

However, one player clearly not happy was Sadio Mane, who refused to shake Klopp’s hand post-match:

Klopp would go on to discuss the incident in his post-match press conference, claiming it was caused by him not explaining properly why he opted to bring in Jota for Mane:

“We made a decision in training and changed Diogo for Sadio. We usually explain it but I didn’t do that properly or whatever. That is all.”

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 35 46 80
2 Manchester United FC 35 30 70
3 Leicester City FC 36 21 66
4 Chelsea FC 36 22 64
5 West Ham United FC 35 10 58
6 Liverpool FC 34 18 57
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 35 20 56
8 Arsenal FC 36 12 55
9 Everton FC 34 4 55
10 Leeds United 35 0 50
11 Aston Villa FC 34 8 48
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 35 -12 45
13 Crystal Palace FC 35 -22 41
14 Southampton FC 35 -18 40
15 Burnley FC 35 -14 39
16 Newcastle United FC 35 -18 39
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 35 -5 37
18 Fulham FC 35 -22 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 35 -36 26
20 Sheffield United FC 35 -44 17
Player Team Goals
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 21
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 21
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 17
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 17
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 16
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 13
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 13
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 12
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 12
Wood, Chris Burnley FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 12
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 11
Iheanacho, Kelechi Leicester City FC 11
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 10
Pereira, Matheus West Bromwich Albion 10
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 10
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 9