Burnley 0-3 Liverpool: Sadio Mane incident is played down by manager Jurgen Klopp

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By Saj Chowdhury
BBC Sport
Liverpool director Jurgen Klopp played striker Sadio Mane’s response after being substituted in the 3-0 win in Burnley, and then praised his forward line for helping the team achieve a winning run from the Premier League.
The incident between the Senegal international occurred using the Reds 3-0 up from the 85th minute. Since Mane walked off as he sat , apparently frustrated at fellow forward Mohamed Salah’s decision never to pass at the resistance region to him minutes before, he made a gesture to the seat and continued to become revived.
The German supervisor laughed off the incident, and stated:”But it is great eh? He was upset, it was evident.
No pre-season to the front three but they deliver – so far
“Sadio can’t hide his emotions, I like that. But all sorted. We spoke about everything and it is fine.
“We are individuals, we are emotional. It was a scenario in a match. What else could have happened? It wasn’t a telephone call.”
Mane, a fluke own goal plus Roberto Firmino helped the Reds keep their 100% start for their Premier League campaign.
The Clarets had fought toe-to-toe with last season’s runners-up until the 33rd minute when the apparently intended cross into the far post of Trent Alexander-Arnold brushed the back of Chris Wood and sailed in goal over the head of the stranded Nick Pope.
Another bit of hardship occurred soon after the restart. This time Burnley skipper Ben Mee unintentionally found Reds forward Firmino with a short pass; he then found Mane who fired low.
There weren’t many opportunities after the break, however, Liverpool converted the majority of them if Firmino fired from the edge of the area when he had been teed up by Salah.
Klopp said he was amazed that the league leaders had extended their winning streak, since none of his entrance three had a – both Mane and Salah played at the African Cup of Nations, while Firmino competed at the Copa America.
“Should you ask me four weeks ago I would not expect it would happen,” said Klopp.
“We had a catchy pre-season. No pre-season to the front three but they deliver. So far, so good.”
His Reds enter the break in the same place as the corresponding period last season and with as many factors.
Burnley, who have now won two of the 17 suits against Liverpool in most competitions, fall down to 11th at the table.
Not many will begrudge a group such as Liverpool the rub of the green again and now.
Up till Wood purpose Alexander-Arnold nor Andy Robertson had much of a opportunity to strike the flanks, as they were both kept occupied by the Aaron Lennon along with Dwight McNeil of Burnley.
The danger posed failed to dissuade Alexander-Arnold from pushing at any chance, and just after the half-hour mark his latest foray led to the opener. The England defender reacted with pleasure that was sheepish as his cross nestled in the back of the net.
There were, however scenes of parties moments after when his angled drive was sent by Mane .
Both he and fellow forwards Firmino and Salah were confined to scraps in the match, but if the chance arose after the break they took it.
The time Egyptian Salah made one of his recognizable marauding runs forward only to see his progress. The cavalry came in the kind of Firmino, who struck home the third for Liverpool.
Two errors in two games will grate to a Burnley side that prides itself on creating the opposition work.
It was Danny Drinkwater’s error which contributed at the Carabao Cup midweek defeat, and against the Reds, skipper Mee suffered a recoil in the place and against the team that is wrong.
This was an unfortunate four minutes to the Claretsup until the fluke opener looked good as they sparred against the European champions.
When a shot flashed that Spanish keeper Adrian pushed away, they came near getting an early lead. And minutes later, Barnes was prevented by Alexander-Arnold when he cut Aaron Lennon’s ball in the right.
Both first-half goals appeared to knock a few of the wind out of Burnley, who neglected to put up much of a struggle after the rest. Had James Tarkowski abandoned a crossover for Mee from a second-half corner, the priest might have atoned for his mistake. And late in the game substitute keeper Adrian denyed Jay Rodriguez – a top notch Rodriguez might have scored.
Having been competitive in league matches, Burnley boss Sean Dyche is unlikely to be overly concerned about another defeat in a matter of days.
Liverpool are at home to Newcastle on Saturday, 14 September (12:30 BST) and Burnley are in Brighton the identical day (15:00 BST).
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