Liverpool to appeal Mane's Red card

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The notion of challenging the red card was dismissed as a "waste of time" by Klopp at his post-match news conference but the Football Association confirmed they had rejected a Liverpool claim of "excessive punishment" on Tuesday. He didn't give the red card immediately but when he saw the player bleeding.

It was a controversial incident which split opinions among fans and media alike and also left the Brazilian keeper requiring lengthy treatment before being substituted.

Graeme Souness believes Liverpool's 5-0 humbling at Manchester City will serve as a learning curve for their players and expects them to respond in a positive manner.

Mane's ban would mean he misses the next three domestic fixtures - Burnley at Anfield in the Premier League followed by two games away at Leicester; the first of which is the League Cup.

Goalkeeper Brad Jones will be remembered in England for spells with Middlesbrough and Liverpool while midfielder Karim El Ahmadi was at Aston Villa from 2012-14 and scored one of his three Premier League goals against City. "He wanted to get the ball and it's important he does that in the next few games", said Klopp.

City later reported that Ederson was not concussed and was checked for facial fractures at the medical institute adjacent to their training complex before returning to the stadium. "The game was open until the sending-off", he told Sky Sports.

"There's nothing pre-meditated about it: there's a ball, he knows if he wins it he's in and is going to score a goal". You see it here look, watch him, his eyes are on the ball. "I don't think someone should get sent off when he doesn't intend to injure the player".

City failed to sustain a title challenge last season and their record against the other teams that finished in the top seven proved a major shortfall.

"It should have been a red card, it was a red card, it's a three-match ban, take your medicine and on you go", he said. Forget the spectacle, Gary - what about Ederson's face, which now has an imprint of Mane's Nike Mercurial stud configuration? "How clear do you need it?"