Liverpool to appeal the length of Mane's red card

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 11/09/2017

Liverpool to appeal the length of Mane's red card

Liverpool football club is set to appeal the length of Sadio Mane’s ban after he was sent off during the weekend Premier League clash against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The Senegalese international was given his marching order by referee Jon Moss for a rash challenge which saw his boot high on the head of Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson.

Liverpool’s game was really affected as the stumbled to 5-0 defeat to Manchester City as Sergio Aguero and doubles from Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane would compound Liverpool's afternoon.

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The Reds are now preparing to appeal the length of the three-match ban with the collision appearing to be accidental.

The Reds will claim the punishment of suspending Mane for three matches is excessive.

Jurgen Klopp will hope the ban is reduced by one or even two games as a result.

But Liverpool boss Klopp was sure there was no intent from Mane.

He said: "So 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.

"There was not one second he looks on the goalie. He just wanted to get the ball as soon as possible. Hopefully, the goalie is not seriously injured.

"(Sadio) is very, very upset. We couldn't keep him - he was shocked about the situation. I am sure also about the decision."

Sadio will be available for the Champions League game against Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday at Anfield.