Jurgen Klopp made the shock decision to bench two of his most influential players against the Blues, with Mane and Roberto Firmino named among the substitutes.
It was a gamble that did not entirely pay off for Klopp with Chelsea grabbing a late equaliser and Mane only getting four minutes to affect the game from the bench.
Mane was visibly upset with his manager on the pitch after the draw and the Senegal international has now spoken about the incident.
‘It was not easy for me,’ he said.
‘It was a difficult moment. But it’s part of football and it can happen.
‘It’s important for me to come back now. I’m feeling very well.’
Mane had played and scored in the mid-week draw with Sevilla and has been a nailed on starter at Liverpool ever since arriving a year ago.
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Injuries have forced the 25-year-old to sit out parts of the season so far, but Mane insisted he was back to 100 per cent, fitness-wise.
He said: ‘I’m completely recovered, yes.
‘I’ve been fine for around a month and that’s why I’ve been in training with the team and playing games.’
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Klopp dismissed concern surrounding his on-field argument with Mane and insisted it was merely a miscommunication.
‘I was shouting at him because he was in the centre,’ said Klopp.
‘He said to me that Mo [Salah] wanted to come into the position but Mo had 90 minutes in his legs.
‘I wanted Sadio on the right wing. Everything is now sorted immediately.’