Liverpool had a rough at the weekend after losing at the Etihad by five goals without scoring a single goal in the encounter but was a man down after mane was sent off in the game.
Mané was sent off for raising his foot in a challenge with the City goalkeeper Ederson in the first half of Liverpool’s 5-0 defeat on Saturday. Mané’s boot caught Ederson in the face on the edge of City’s penalty area, and the 25-year-old was shown a straight red card by the referee Jon Moss.
Only a claim of wrongful dismissal would see Mané’s ban completely withdrawn but that is unlikely so the forward still faces at least one game out.
Liverpool have the option to claim the ban represents excessive punishment and intend to do so. A successful appeal would see Mané’s ban reduced by either one or two matches.