Klopp slams 'wrong' Mane red card

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He was later cleared of serious injury. "They make the pitch big, that is a quality of them and it is hard for the other teams", the 26-year-old Belgium worldwide added.

Guardiola said: "We play so high the goalkeeper has to play on the 18-yard box to help us with these forward balls".

"If you compare him to Coutinho, who is a fantastic player which is why Barcelona want him, but if he carries on the way he is going, the top clubs around Europe will be looking at him because he has been a revelation since he came in".

"Feel for Mane clearly had his eyes on the ball and made a legitimate attempt for the ball.but it's a red!" - former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy on Twitter. It was courageous. Unfortunately, he is injured but hopefully, he will come back as soon as possible.

At the time, City was only leading through Sergio Aguero's 24th-minute strike. "The goalie came more in his (Mane's) direction".

LEROY SANE (on for Jesus, 57): Highlighted City's strength in depth by coming off the bench to score twice as he added another dimension up front.

Speaking to BBC 606, the reds fans said: "Without Mane we're no good, and the transfer window was no good". He will be more handsome after that. The clash was accidental and the straight red card shown to Mane was controversial for that reason.

Pep Guardiola: "This kind of game, against top players, is why we are in this world".

It was only 1-0 at the time and City went on to punish their numerically disadvantaged visitors, leaving Klopp to rue the decision, as well as his side's profligacy.

Mane, though, raised his foot in an effort to get the first touch and ended up connecting with Ederson's chin, forcing him to require lengthy treatment and the Liverpool man to see red.

Asked whether he would appeal Klopp said: "Can we?"

"I'm so happy for his performance, not just for today but the other days in this period".

JOEL MATIP: As the senior centre-back he never really took command of things at the back and that disorganisation partly led to the crucial first goal. "Once again, I pray he heals quickly and finds the lawns to play".

TEAMS: Manchester City: Ederson, Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Walker, De Bruyne, David Silva, Mendy, Aguero, Gabriel Jesus. We changed at half-time - sometimes you can use both systems. To control the counter-attacks, I thought we could defend better with three at the back than four.