Jordan Henderson insisted there was no issue between Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah after Liverpool’s victory at Burnley.The Reds returned to the top of the Premier League with a convincing 3-0 win at Turf Moor on Saturday, recording a club-record 13th straight league success in the process.All looks rosy at Anfield, though it was surprising to see an angry reaction from Mane when he was substituted for Divock Origi late in the game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The Senegal star had been incensed by Salah’s refusal to pass the ball to him moments earlier, with the Egyptian instead looking to get on the scoresheet himself. Mane berated first-team fitness coach Andreas Kornmayer after being withdrawn, and was seen in heated conversation with his team-mates, including Henderson and vice-captain James Milner.Klopp played down the row in his post-match press conference, saying the situation was “completely fine.”Mane himself opted not to speak to the waiting media, emerging from the Turf Moor dressing room with headphones in. But later Henderson, his club captain, sought to draw a line under the affair.“Sadio is fine, he’s a great lad,” Henderson told reporters. “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.”Asked if there had been any further issue in the dressing room, Henderson said: “Nah, the most important thing was we got the result, Sadio knows that. “He performed really well again. Him and Bobby were really big [at winning] second balls. He had a fantastic game. Like I said, we want to push each other. “We want to improve all the time, I quite like that now and again. I think we need it.”Reflecting on yet another victory, and a performance of some authority at a tough away ground, Henderson was upbeat as expected.He did, though, sound a note of caution when it was suggested his team were “setting the standards” for the rest of the Premier League.“We’re not setting them for anyone else, we’re setting them for ourselves,” he said. “That’s what we want to do. We want to win every week, we want to perform every week and that’s difficult because there are so many good sides in the Premier League and in Europe. It’s really hard.“For us, it’s game by game. We come up against different tests each week and it’s about giving everything every time we go onto the football pitch and we’ll see where we are at the end of the season.“For me it’s just about concentrating on what we need to do. We have been very mature in our performances, especially away from home. We want to continue that form, keep doing the right things, keep working hard as a team. If we do that, we can put on performances like that.”Of the Burnley performance, he added: “I thought we did the dirty bits really well. We worked extremely hard defensively to win second balls, which is important against Burnley.“The two strikers are really physical, but I thought we coped with them really well. Going forward we looked good at times and scored some brilliant goals. It was a really good performance.”Henderson also paid tribute to striker Roberto Firmino, whose goal at Turf Moor saw him become the first Brazilian to reach 50 in the Premier League.“He’s a massive player for us,” he said. “It’s extraordinary what he does for the team, defensively, goals, assists, everything, his link-up play. What a player he is. He’s on fire at the minute, so hopefully he can keep going.“He’s the first Brazilian to 50 and hopefully there are many more to come from him.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Jason Roy rewarded for World Cup heroics with maiden call up in England Test squadJason Roy is expected to open the batting with Surrey team mate Rory Burns and will have an opportunity to impress the selectors ahead of the Ashes series against Australia starting on Aug. 1.advertisement Reuters LondonJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 19:41 IST Reuters PhotoHIGHLIGHTSJason Roy was in superb form in the World Cup, scoring 443 runsRoy is expected to open the batting with Surrey team mate Rory BurnsEngland will play a one-off Test match against Ireland at Lord’s from July 24Opening batsman Jason Roy has been named in England’s Tes squad for the first time for the one-off match against Ireland starting at Lord’s next Wednesday.Roy racked up 443 runs in England’s triumphant 50-overs World Cup campaign, but is not a regular top-order batsman for Surrey in red-ball cricket.The 28-year-old is expected to open the batting with Surrey team mate Rory Burns and will have an opportunity to impress the selectors ahead of the Ashes series against Australia starting on Aug. 1.Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory has also been called up for the first time, while uncapped fast bowler Olly Stone, who picked up an injury on this year’s tour of West Indies, returned to the squad.England’s leading wicket-taker James Anderson was included, despite picking up a calf injury this month.England World Cup winners Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes were rested for the Ireland Test but have been included in a 16-man pre-Ashes training camp this weekend.England announce their squad for their Test match against Ireland!Jason Roy and Lewis Gregory receive their first call-ups, whilst Olly Stone could also make his Test debut. pic.twitter.com/38k7qHHvapICC (@ICC) July 17, 2019Fast bowlers Mark Wood and Jofra Archer were not considered for selection because both players have suffered side strains.Wood has been ruled out for four to six weeks while Archer will have a period of rest before being considered for Ashes selection.England squad: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Jason RoyFollow England Test squadFollow World Cup 2019
Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Vaas Gunawardena has been arrested over the murder of a businessman from Bambalapitiya.The DIG was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department after he was extensively questioned this evening over the incident. Mohammed Shyam, 35, a businessman involved in the footwear industry residing at Sagara Road in Bambalapitiya was killed on 22 May.His body was found in Dompe after he was reported missing. (Colombo Gazette) The CID has also questioned DIG Vass Gunawardena last week over the incident. A police Sub Inspector (SI) and two other policemen were arrested last week over the same murder.