sport news 'That's us pushing each other': Henderson dismisses row between Mane and Salah

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() Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson believes Sadio Mane's angry display at Burnley shows the level of competitiveness which burns within the squad.

With the score at 3-0 Mane, scorer of the second just before half-time, was substituted but apparently annoyed by Mohamed Salah's failure to pass to him moments earlier and the Senegal international produced an emotional reaction on the bench.

Henderson and Joe Gomez were among the players to put an arm around the 27-year-old in an attempt to placate him and after the match manager Jurgen Klopp said everything had been smoothed over.

Sadio Mane was upset at not being passed to by Mohamed Salah as Liverpool beat Burnley

Sadio Mane was upset at not being passed to by Mohamed Salah as Liverpool beat Burnley

Henderson, however, said he was pleased to see it - even if it was from the usually mild-mannered Mane.

'I've seen it now and again (from him). Sadio is fine, he's a great lad,' said the England international.

'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 set him off) to be honest. I couldn't really understand at first but then when he came in, he was laughing and joking.

'The most important thing was we got the result, Sadio knows that. He performed really well again. Him and Bobby were really big second ball. He had a fantastic game.

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

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

'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.'

Having overpowered Arsenal last weekend this was a different type of performance, weathering Burnley's early fire to grind their way through the tough passages before effortlessly moving through the gears when opportunities arose.

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