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No Wayne Rooney rift after Liverpool substitution - Everton boss Sam Allardyce

No Wayne Rooney rift after Liverpool substitution - Everton boss Sam Allardyce
From ESPN - April 13, 2018

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has said there is no problem between him and Wayne Rooney following Rooney's angry reaction to being substituted during last Saturday's Merseyside derby.

Rooney was taken off with more than half an hour remaining at Goodison Park and his unhappiness was obvious as he left the pitch.

Speaking ahead of his side's game at Swansea this weekend, Allardyce stressed that there was no rift.

"We are all right, no problem," he said. "Like there's no problem with Yannick Bolasie and there's no problem with Tom Davies. All three of those players I substituted last week.

"You are asking players to be angels. Stop it. We live in a politically correct world as it is -- if somebody stamps their feet we will be saying you ca not do that.

"A reaction from a player when he comes off, of disappointment, is to be expected.

"One would ask him not to do it in the public eye but sometimes that ca not be helped. A man as proud of being an Everton fan as him and playing for Everton, that's where the reaction came from."

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