FA rejects Liverpool's appeal to reduce Mane's three-match ban

Ederson trains with Man City

REUTERS Ederson trains with Man City

Mane was instantly dismissed after colliding with City goalkeeper Ederson with a high-footed challenge during the Reds' 5-0 hammering last weekend.

Neville concluded by railing against the impact of the red card on the game: "Jon Moss, you have just ruined the game there". With two exquisite assists for the City strikers, the Belgian took to twitter to ask the players if they needed any more help.

Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo says Liverpool forward Sadio Mane could have pulled out of the challenge that caused team-mate Ederson to be stretchered off on Saturday.

Toure was an unused substitute for City's first three games of the season before being left out of the matchday squad for Saturday's Premier League defeat of Liverpool.

"It was our duty to appeal, but as I said after the game, it was a waste of time".

This is listed as one of seven offences worthy of a red card, and Liverpool will now have to accept doing without one of their most important players for three domestic matches.

That issue was eventually resolved and Toure went on to regain a place and play an influential role in the second half of the season.

Ex-Liverpool centre-back Jamie Carragher took a different view, saying "he had his eyes on the ball, but that doesn't mean he isn't endangering an opponent".

"The sending-off would have been enough", Souness said.

Mane could score 20 goals in the Premier League this season, but it is unlikely that he will win the Golden Boot.

"I am always ready to play", Herrera said after the match.

"They are one of best teams in Europe". The Englishmen can each do a job in Liverpool's front three, so Coutinho will have to work hard over the next week to prove his skills are still worthy of a spot in Jurgen Klopp's first team.

Ederson had raced out of his area to head clear a high bouncing ball when he was knocked to the ground. Forget the spectacle, Gary - what about Ederson's face, which now has an imprint of Mane's Nike Mercurial stud configuration?

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