English Premiership

Liverpool to appeal length of Mane ban

2017-09-12 07:39
Sadio Mane.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool will appeal the length of Sadio Mane's three-match ban following his red card on Saturday against Manchester City, according to reports.

The Senegalese winger was dismissed by referee Jon Moss after his foot caught City goalkeeper Ederson in the face as they challenged for a high ball during Liverpool's 5-0 defeat.

The Anfield club can claim excessive punishment which could the ban reduced to either one or two matches.

A successful wrongful dismissal claim would see the ban overturned, but that is highly unlikely.

Jurgen Klopp had initially said they were unlikely to appeal the ban.

"It never works, it would be another waste of time, like the game today. Not sure [if they will appeal]. I think everyone knows he didn't see the goalie," Klopp said.

The Brazil keeper was left with several cuts and bruises to his face following the 37th minute collision. He was carried off the pitch before returning to the City bench in the second half.

Mane is set to miss Saturday's Premier League game against Burnley as well as league and cup trips to Leicester City.

Meanwhile Klopp admitted that his players have many lessons to learn in the wake of their 5-0 hammering at the hands of City.

Klopp's charges looked good before the sending off but crumbled after being reduced to 10-men as Pep Guardiola's side ran riot at the Etihad Stadium.

"We have a lot of things to learn from this game," Klopp told the club's official website.

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