Liverpool fans have been worried of a spat between Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane – after the latter snubbed setting up the Egyptian in the Merseyside derby.
The duo were in action for the Reds in their 1-1 draw with Everton on the weekend, as Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho were named on the bench.
Salah got himself on the scoresheet at Anfield, before Mane had a brilliant chance to double Liverpool’s advantage.
Shooting from a difficult angle, the Senegalese fired wide of the mark, much to the disappointment of every Liverpool fan in the ground.
The decision would come back to haunt Mane when Everton found an equaliser in the second half of the derby.
Wayne Rooney converted from the spot to ensure the Toffees would be making the short trip home with at least a point.
Since Mane’s apparent snub Liverpool fans have been reading into what it might mean, and some are convinced the two players just aren’t getting on.
Taking to Twitter, one supporter wrote: “Mane definitely feeling inferior to Salah, wanted that goal too badly, worst decision he’s made in a Liverpool shirt.”
While another added: “This is exactly what I was worried about. Salah being so good annoys Mane I’m telling you. If Salah wasn’t this good he wouldn’t have tried to score that on his own. Very selfish.”
And a third concluded: “Mane is jealous of Salah. That’s the only explanation.”
Since the match, Liverpool posted tunnel cam footage from half-time showing the duo apparently discussing the controversial moment from the match.
The pair are civilised throughout the chat as their teammates look on with worried expressions on their faces.
Mane can even be seen with his arm around Salah, who consoles him, and no doubt tells him to put the issue behind him, suggesting there is no disagreement between the two players.