Liverpool set to appeal three-match suspension of Sadio Mane

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The Senegal winger was issued a straight red card for his high-footed challenge on goalkeeper Ederson during his side's 5-0 humiliation at the Etihad Stadium.

Late in the first half, the Senegal global caught Ederson with a high foot in the face as the goalkeeper raced out of his area to head the ball clear, a fraction of a second before Mane tried to reach it at full stretch.

Klopp revealed in his post-match media conference that Mane is very upset about his red card which will see the Senegal worldwide serve a three-game ban in the Premier League. "I was not happy, but I also realise we had those kind of situations going forward too".

"There was not one second he looks on the goalie". The goalkeeper comes out, Sadio wants the ball.

Hit play on the video at the top of the page to see the incident between Klopp and Moss.

The day opened with Manchester City thrashing Liverpool at the Etihad with Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus each scoring twice, and it ended with Manchester United drawing to end their flawless start to the season.

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"In the end it was a red card I am sure enough people will find enough reasons to say it was the right decision".

"It was not a foul but it was a red card and you have to accept it".

"It had a big influence on the game".

Jesus and a brace from Leroy Sané secured the significant victory but the afternoon belonged to De Bruyne, and post-match Guardiola stated that they are a "lucky club" to have him in the side. Players are always going to challenge themselves for places, but in tense matches, the Catalan boss needs to identify players he can mould in his system to bring out the best in them, for the betterment of the team. Klopp hopes he will not have to appeal against the decision, saying: "I don't think about things like this". Once City had a man advantage, Gabriel Jesus netted again in first-half stoppage time and eight minutes into the second half. It was hard for the boys but I don't look for excuses.

"Phil is a fantastic player, and hopefully we can use him as quickly as possible".

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