Liverpool will appeal to the FA disciplinary board against the length of Sadio Mane’s three-match ban following the red card he received during their devastating 5-0 loss at Manchester City.
The Senegal forward was dismissed in the 35th minute after a questionable but understandable high-footed challenge on City goalkeeper Ederson. If the three-match ban holds, he will miss Premier League matches against Burnley and Leicester, as well as a trip to the latter in the EFL Cup.
His ban could be reduced by one or two matches if the appeal for reduction gets approved.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Saturday that neither he nor City counterpart Pep Guardiola thought Mane should have been sent off.
He will, however, feature in Liverpool’s champions league match against Sevilla at Anfield on Wednesday night.