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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain explains why Mohamed Salah doesnt pass after Sadio Mane row

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah faces former side Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend (Picture: Getty)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has joked that he has no problem with Mohamed Salahs selfishness as its his job to score goals for Liverpool.

Sadio Mane was furious with Salah during Liverpools 3-0 victory over Burnley when the Egyptian refused to pass to him in the dying moments of the game.

The Senegal international was substituted shortly after the play and reacted furiously on the bench, but the pair immediately made up in the dressing room at Turf Moor.

Jurgen Klopp and Jordan Henderson both played down the incident after the win and Oxlade-Chamberlain has made light of the situation ahead of Liverpools clash with Chelsea.

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Asked to finish the sentence Mohamed Salah isnt selfish because…, Oxlade Chamberlain told BBC Sport: Isnt selfish? Are you winding me up?

The guy dont pass to us. Are you mad? Ask Sadio.

No, Mo Salah isnt selfish because hes a goalscorer. Hes got to do that.

Mane was left furious with Salah during Liverpool's win at Burnley
Mane was left furious with Salah during Liverpools win at Burnley (Picture: Getty)

We cant expect him to pass us the ball all the time and him to score loads of goals.

The way he plays wins us games, so hes got to do what hes got to do.

He scores, we win the game. Im happy. Mo, do what you want!

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Manes frustration with Salah had probably been brewing for months.

The more issues fester, the more you are parking the problem for a later date, Carragher wrote in The Telegraph.

The disagreement earlier this season between Liverpool strikers Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah comes into the same category.

There is no way Mane lost his head solely because he did not receive a few passes against Burnley. His frustration will have been gathering for months, ensuring it only needed a trigger to bring it into the open.



Jurgen Klopp is not a manager who allows his players to dwell on any negative issue so I strongly suspect he will have discussed it with both players.