Garth Crooks claims Jurgen Klopp needs to let Sadio Mane know “well in advance” if he is going to substitute the Liverpool forward.

Mane was visibly angry as he was withdrawn for Mo Salah in Liverpool’s 7-0 win over Crystal Palace.

And Crooks has hit out at Klopp for the decision, claiming the Liverpool boss is “deluding himself if he thinks such things don’t matter”.

“A note of caution for Klopp: don’t mess Sadio Mane around,” Crooks said. “He’s been the Reds’ best forward for over a season and if Klopp is going to substitute him, especially when he’s in such fine goalscoring mood, he needs to let him know well in advance.

“Watching Mane come off muttering his frustrations isn’t a good look and Klopp is deluding himself if he thinks such things don’t matter.

“And he should never think for one minute that the big European clubs aren’t watching his every move.”

Listen, we all know who the best Premier League manager of 2020 was. A huge well done to Nigel Pearson.

It was an extremely successful night for Liverpool at the Sports Personality of the Year awards.

Salah (x2), Firmino (x2), Minamino, Mane and Henderson all netted as Liverpool hit seven past Crystal Palace…

The Egyptian has scored 108 goals in 172 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool.

Ian Wright has heaped praise on Jurgen Klopp for his “brilliant management” of the Liverpool youngster.

Thiago hasn’t featured for Liverpool since October 17 and Klopp says he is “eager” to return.

Ancelotti, Bruce and Arteta all need success in the Carabao Cup and it’s certainly a biggie for Stoke’s keeper…

Listen, we all know who the best Premier League manager of 2020 was. A huge well done to Nigel Pearson.

Bruno Fernandes is the man of 2020 after transforming this Man United side into contenders.

Liverpool will probably win it. But they might not. If they don’t win no.20, 21 is heading United’s way…

It suits no-one to accept the Premier League title race is an illusion. Yet it is Liverpool’s to lose.

Source: https://www.football365.com/news/crooks-gives-deluded-klopp-bizarre-mane-suggestion

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