Manchester City's Ederson trains in protective headgear after Sadio Mane clash

Ross Houston
September 13, 2017

An independent committee considered Liverpool's argument on Tuesday that the Football Association should cut the three-match suspension he was handed for the straight red card which followed his collision with Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson.

Liverpool next face Spanish giants Sevilla while Manchester City take on Dutch league's Feyenoord in the Champions League group stages.

Both Mane and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp believe that the incident did not warrant a red card and Cotee has now agreed by saying that it should have only been given a yellow card.

"The game against Arsenal was exactly the same, it was very intense, yes we could have said afterwards it was not a goalkeeper game, but we didn't know that before".

"Of course we can't neglect the performance after that - we have to keep it in mind - but we have another game midweek when we can prove ourselves again". But the Blues still managed to defend well and score a lot of goals without them, and that's all thanks to City's strength in depth.

"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". One of three Premier League players to make the eleven, De Bruyne continues to add to his reputation around Europe.

Ederson, who reached the ball just in front of the pacy Senegalese winger, was left with no choice but to lead with his head in the challenge, as he had stepped outside of his box.

'In sport, things like this can happen.

As the image shows, Mane's foot was high, but not everybody agreed with Moss' decision. "At first I thought that he had hit him in the hip, but then I saw clearly that he got him with the face". I'm really sorry that it has been touched during our accidental shock on the ground and that he was not able to finish the match because of it.

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