Liverpool fans have clashed on Twitter after a number of fans have suggested that their star forwards Saido Mané and Mohamed Salah are involved in a feud. The claims have been laughed off by the majority of Reds fans, who have claimed that the rumours are sheer nonsense.
The Reds spurned a big chance to beat their Merseyside rivals Everton on Sunday, with Wayne Rooney's equaliser securing a point for the visitors. Jürgen Klopp's side could have easily scored a second goal, but Mané's decision to shoot rather than square the ball to Salah for a tap-in saw a golden opportunity missed.
A number of Liverpool fans claimed Mané's decision was due to a rift between the players:
I do agree with some that Mane is a bit jealous of Salah....— Timmy Robson (@WaveyTimz277) December 11, 2017
Mane squares that last season, he's jealous of Salah the weirdo— Josh Woogs (@JoshWoogs) December 10, 2017
I said this earlier. Doesn't like not being the main man— Fergus Morris (@FergusMorris1) December 10, 2017
Mané defitnely feeling inferior to Salah, wanted that goal too badly, worst decision he’s made in a Liverpool shirt.— Demetri (@DemetriSmith_) December 10, 2017
However, this suggestion has been mocked by a larger number of Reds' fans, who have claimed that the rumours are merely stirring the pot:
All the “Mané is jealous of Salah” comments are pathetic. Saw someone calling him a “14 year old girl” somewhere, firstly, calling someone a girl isn’t an insult, females are great, and secondly he made one mistake. Stop creating drama where there is none.— Helen 🥨 (@VirgHelVanDijk) December 11, 2017
I don’t think it’s anything to do with jealousy, it’s competitiveness— Lfc Kev (@Kev1Lfc) December 12, 2017
I do still believe mane is slightly jealous of the spotlight salah is receiving, a personal opinion— Joshua Bedford (@JoshuaBedford16) December 12, 2017
The Reds now sit fourth in the Premier League table, sixteen points adrift of the leaders Manchester City. Qualifying for next season's Champions League now seems like a priority for Liverpool, who join the likes of Chelsea and Spurs as sides who are surely out of the title race.