However, there were surprising scenes in the 85th minute after Jurgen Klopp sent on Divock Origi in place of Mane.
Mane is usually cool as a cucumber – but he was fuming after walking off the pitch.
The Senegal international was angrily gesticulating on the bench and had to be calmed down by his teammates.
This wasn’t a typical reaction from Mane – but Sky Sports believe he was so angry because Mohamed Salah failed to pass to him moments earlier.
Mane was unmarked inside the box and would almost certainly have scored had Salah passed to him.
But the Egyptian decided to try and beat his opponent and, in the process, ended up losing possession.
Watch the incident here…
Mane absolutely fuming with Salah for not squaring for him to finish. Clear there is some underlying history of frustration here. pic.twitter.com/p0bzA0c6Y9— Socanalysis (@SocanalysisHQ) August 31, 2019
Sadio Mane looks angry 😬 pic.twitter.com/YA18VMOeks— LFC (@lfc_goals1) August 31, 2019
was still visibly annoyed.
“Sadio Mane is an emotional guy, we are all individuals,” Klopp told Sky Sports after the match.
“Something went not like he wanted, it is not the substitution. We will clarify it in the dressing room.”