Liverpool to appeal Mane's three-match ban

FA rejects Liverpool's appeal to reduce Mane's three-match ban

Man City goalkeeper Ederson needed a dozen stitches after colliding with Sadio Mane's foot last Saturday

CITY goalkeeper Ederson trained on Tuesday morning while wearing protective headgear.

The Brazilian was stretchered off in the 5-0 victory over Liverpool at the Etihad on Saturday after a boot to the face from Mane, who was given a straight red card as a result.

The Senegalese winger has since been given a three-match ban for his illegal action, and Klopp has told Mane not to adapt his style of play.

The Reds boss was speaking to the Liverpool Echo ahead of his team's Champions League clash with Sevilla and explained why he wouldn't be expecting the forward to not contest loose balls in the future.

But with Claudio Bravo - himself a £17m signing last summer - riding the bench, Guardiola may not wish to take the risk, despite Ederson's impressive form at the start of the season.

"Our appeal was right because we would have appealed the red card but we didn't". "In the game everybody thought the goalkeeper was seriously injured - I'm not sure what happened but he was running around after the game so not as serious as everybody thought". "There were lots of situations in the last few weeks that were similar", he said. We can not change this.

"All the other players were lucky only Sadio was not lucky".

"For me, the most important thing is this is a proper Champions League game and nothing else, not Europa League, not a final from two years ago, it is real Champions League". We don't want to underestimate this, it looks bad and Ederson was lucky nothing more serious happened in this situation. I don't blame the referee for the decision. I would have made the same decision. I don't want to bring that in doubt, but how can you ask if he's number one?

Ederson, meanwhile, quickly assured supporters that he was OK after the game, showcasing just cuts and bruises to his face, and he trained with the City squad as normal on Tuesday.

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