Liverpool news: Sadio Mane decision as Thierry Henry sends blunt message to Mo Salah

Liverpool’s potential dream season ended in disappointing fashion on Saturday – both on and off the pitch.

The Reds were defeated 1-0 in the Champions League final against Real Madrid, ending hopes of a seventh European crown. While Jurgen Klopp’s side did win the two domestic cup competitions, they came up short in the race for the Premier League title last weekend too.

Away from the game there were concerning scenes in Paris ahead of the final, as supporters struggled to gain entry into the stadium and were involved with clashes with French authorities. Footage also seems to show fans being pepper-sprayed as they attempted to scan tickets at the turnstile.

Mirror Sport has all of the latest Liverpool news, with supporters celebrating the team on Sunday with a parade in the city centre.

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Mane set to leave Liverpool

Sadio Mane was one of the main driving forces in Liverpool’s extraordinary season, although it would appear the final on Saturday will be his last outing in all red.

The Senegal international’s contract expires at the end of next season and Mane confirmed ahead of the Champions League showpiece that he would reveal what he plans to do this summer in terms of his future.

He now looks as though he will leave Liverpool in search of a new challenge, with AS reporting that the 30-year-old has made a decision to move on and has informed his team-mates as such.

German champions Bayern Munich are the team to have been most strongly linked with Mane in recent weeks.

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Henry sends blunt Salah message

Former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry has seemingly aimed a swipe at Mohamed Salah following Liverpool’s loss to Real Madrid.

Before the game, Salah spoke of his desire for revenge against Los Blancos after losing to them in the 2018 final. That night, the Egyptian forward was taken off injured with a shoulder problem after tangling with Sergio Ramos.

However, Salah was thwarted again on Saturday, with Courtois winning the battle between the two. Speaking after the game, Henry said that actions speak louder than words when it comes to the biggest games.

“Liverpool had a lot,” said the Frenchman. “But they faced Thibaut Courtois. Remember what I said in the semi-final, people don’t give him the credit he deserves. He’s one of the best keepers in the world and better than Ederson. And he’s shown it tonight.

“I always say something, don’t talk before a final. Beat Real Madrid, then talk and say, ‘it was revenge and all of that’. When you talk before a final, you have to win it.”

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PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 28: A dejected Mohamed Salah of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League final match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Stade de France on May 28, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Klopp makes Courtois claim

Speaking after the game, Klopp said that Courtois’ Man of the Match performance for Real Madrid meant that “something was wrong”.

The Belgium goalkeeper made nine saves on the night, with two particularly strong stops from Mane and Salah either side of half time. That gave Madrid a foundation to snatch the game with a goal, which they ultimately did through Vinicius Jr.

Speaking after the match, Klopp appeared frustrated that his team were thwarted by the goalkeeper, having controlled long spells of the contest.

“They scored a goal, we didn’t,” he said. “That’s the easiest explanation in the world of football. Harsh, but we respect it of course. When the goalkeeper is man of the match something is wrong. Something is going wrong for the other team.

“I think Madrid had one shot on target and it was a goal. But I understand 100% and respect it 100% that the reason for playing football and having competitions is to win the game. Whatever you do, within the rules, is completely fine. We played a good game, but when you lose 1-0 you have to admit it wasn’t good enough.”

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