Anfield chiefs to decide on Monday to plead their Senegal forward’s case to the governing body despite Jurgen Klopp saying ‘it’s a waste of time’
LIVERPOOL have until 1pm today to notify the Football Association of their intent to appeal Sadio Mane’s red card against Manchester City.
The incident was the major talking point of the Premier League weekend following the clash between the Reds and the Citizens.
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The Senegal forward lunged through the air to try and nick the ball in front of City goalkeeper Ederson, but arrived late and caught the stopper in the face.
Mane was immediately given his marching orders as City went on to thump the Merseysiders 5-0 and leaving him facing a three-match ban for serious foul play.
Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp said after the misery in Manchester it would “be a waste of time” lodging an appeal and that “it never works”.
The German stated: “Sadio is very, very, very upset. He is shocked about the decision and I am sure also about the situation.
“I am sure enough will find enough reasons to say it was the right decision.”
However, they still have time to change their mind and could still contact the FA in the upcoming hours to appeal the severity of the ban.
The club will have been fuming to see Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie receive only a yellow card for a similar challenge on Swansea’s Alfie Mawson on Sunday.
Liverpool fans were in uproar on social media, dumbfounded that the Scottish international had only been cautioned while their man was given his marching orders just 24 hours previous.
And Kop chiefs could use that in evidence for a case to try and get Mane’s ban reduced from three matches.
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