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Liverpool to appeal length of Sadio Mane's ban after red card

Liverpool to appeal length of Mane ban
By Eurosport

11/09/2017 at 18:57Updated 11/09/2017 at 21:58

Liverpool will appeal the length of Sadio Mane's three-match ban for his dismissal against Manchester City, according to reports.

The 25-year-old was sent off by referee Jon Moss for raising his foot and clashing with City goalkeeper Ederson in Liverpool's 5-0 defeat on Saturday.

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The Reds have the option to claim excessive punishment which could see Mane's ban reduced by either one or two matches.

And only a claim of wrongful dismissal would see the suspension completely withdrawn, but that is unlikely so the Senegal forward faces a minimum of one game out.

The news comes after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said after the City game that Liverpool are unlikely to appeal.

Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane (R) vies with Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Liverpool

Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane (R) vies with Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and LiverpoolGetty Images

"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.

"He just wanted to get the ball as soon as possible, hopefully the goalie is not seriously injured.

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

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