Liverpool FC to appeal length of Mane's ban

Jonathan Hernandez
September 12, 2017

A tremendous opening for the weekend, starting with Sergio Aguero scoring in the 24th minute, Sadio Mane getting sent off for a high boot to the neck of Ederson, followed by a complete Liverpool collapse, hurried by a brace from Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus. The hosts then took a firm grip after Mane's dismissal.

"The only thing we didn't do past year was win the big games", De Bruyne, who set up goals for Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, said after Saturday's match.

Liverpool will take on Spanish side Sevilla in their first Champions League group-stage game on Wednesday night.

"We couldn't keep him up, he was shocked about the situation and I am sure also about the decision because he didn't think [it would be red]. Maybe he will not play in the next game". "I don't know if it is red card or not", said the City boss.

"He had his eyes on the ball but that doesn't mean he isn't endangering his opponent", the former Liverpool defender said, referring to the law which reads "a tackle or challenge that endangers the safety of an opponent. must be sanctioned as serious foul play". "I just have no faith with Jurgen Klopp in charge", he lamented.

The result against City was Klopp's heaviest defeat in all competitions as Liverpool manager and his joint-heaviest ever managerial loss. However, contributions never really justify his significance to the team. Pascal GroƟ scored twice and set up the third goal by Tomer Hemed, while James Morrison nabbed one back for the visitors.

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Liverpool FC to appeal length of Mane's ban

"City is very offensive-oriented and we are very offensive-oriented". All three up front were not really involved.

"You can defend not perfectly and still win 5-0".

"Kevin is, pfff", said the City manager, puffing out his cheeks, in his post-game press conference at the Etihad Stadium.

"In that period, City looked vulnerable defensively but they looked outstanding going forward, with a better forward line than past year".

"And if players are properly defending in midfield (you have a better chance) - we are usually much better at that than we were against City".

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