Mane was shown a straight red card after accidentally catching the City goalkeeper in the face with a high boot in a fast-speed collision during Saturday’s Premier League encounter.
Liverpool will appeal against the length of Sadio Mane’s three-match ban after he was sent off during their 5-0 defeat at Manchester City last weekend.
But with one game remaining in the fourth round of Premier League matches – Huddersfield Town’s trip to West Ham United on Monday – one pattern remains very conventional indeed. All that can really be said for certain is that it poleaxed Ederson and left a clutch of City players frantically waving for medical assistance. I am so pleased with his achievements, and I mean not only today.
“[De Bruyne] has quality and commitment, he is intelligent and he understands things quickly”. “Mane didn’t see him, he was looking at the ball but the impact was huge”. He has got to try and find a way of pushing Mane back into his own half, but the danger is that if he doesn’t go with you, you leave space for the counter-attack. That is important. Maybe he will be more lovely after it! The most important thing is no one told me anything where I thought “Oh, that is too much”.
If the South American flavour continues to bloom this way, there’s no reason why the two don’t deserve to play together. They have players who can change games and make chances. It is not the first time (he has come out bravely). “Unfortunately he’s injured, but hopefully he will come back as soon as possible”.
“I think Sevilla will be one of our toughest opponents in the group, but we owe them one don’t we after that Europa League final”, Mellor said on LFC TV.
Visiting goalkeeper Asmir Begovic made a brilliant stop to keep out Mesut Ozil’s free kick with the home side doing all the pressing, and they doubled the lead when Welbeck set up Alexandre Lacazette for a superb finish after 27 minutes. Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, Danilo… they have a lot of legs! “It was hard for the boys but I don’t look for excuses”.
Goalkeeper Mignolet said: “We have to take the first 20 minutes and how we played before the global break and take it into the next game”.
City are more than capable of causing Liverpool problems themselves, of course, but losing Vincent Kompany is a major blow. “It gives us confidence before our Champions League game”.