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James Milner explains 'real reason' behind Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane's outburst; Sadio Mane was spotted angrily reacting to his substitution during Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday.

Byline: Alex Smith

James Milner reckons he knows the 'real reason' behind Sadio Mane's angry outburst after being substituted againstBurnley.

Winger Mane was seen angrily gesturing as he threw a strop following his 85th minute withdrawal at Turf Moor on Saturday evening, with Divock Origi coming on in his place.

The Senegalese star had netted for the Reds in the 3-0 victory but was furious when Mohamed Salah failed to pass to him when clean through.

And while the tantrum was played down byLiverpool, unused substitute Milner has shed new light on the reasoning behind Mane fury.

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"Maybe I misread this, but I'm pretty sure Sadio was reacting to me not getting brought on," Milner joked onInstagram.

The message was accompanied by the suitable hashtags #getmillyon and #thanksmate.

Liverpool managerJurgen Klopp gave a more official rationale for the row between Mane and Salah after the match.

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He said: "Sadio Mane is an emotional guy. We are all individuals. Something went not like he wanted, it is not the substitution [that made him angry].

"He was upset but that's all. That was obvious. You cannot hide his emotions, I like that, but all sorted. We spoke about it, everything is fine.

"We are individuals, we are emotional. It was a situation in a game, what else could happen? It was not a phone call. It was a situation in the game he was not happy about but that's completely fine.

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"Would he do it exactly the same manner again? Probably not, but it happened. He didn't say any wrong words, it just looked a little bit different to how he looks usually."

Club captain Jordan Henderson added: "Sadio is fine, he's a great lad.

"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."

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Sadio Mane was furious after he was substituted during Liverpool vs Burnley

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Sadio Mane had doubled Liverpool's lead in the 3-0 victory

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Publication:Daily Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 3, 2019
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