Liverpool to seek Mane ban reduction

Liverpool will appeal the length of Sadio Mane’s three-match ban for his dismissal against Manchester City, but will not appeal the red card.

The 25-year-old was sent off by referee Jon Moss for raising his foot and clashing with City goalkeeper Ederson in Liverpool’s 5-0 defeat on Saturday.

The Reds have the option to claim excessive punishment which could see Mane’s ban reduced by either one or two matches. 

Only a claim of wrongful dismissal would see Mane’s ban completely withdrawn but that is unlikely so the Senegal international still faces at least one game out.

Mane collided with Ederson after