Liverpool lose Mane appeal

12 September 2017 15:28:36 EST

Liverpool have lost their appeal over the length of Sadio Mane's ban for the red card he received in Saturday's 5-0 defeat at Manchester City.

Mane was ordered off in the 37th minute after catching City goalkeeper Ederson in the face with a high foot.

The Anfield club appealed on grounds of excessive punishment, though that claim was rejected following an independent regulatory commission hearing.

Mane, who will be available to face Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday, must now sit out Premier League matches against Burnley and Leicester, as well as a trip to the latter in the EFL Cup.

Ederson, who received stitches to wounds on his cheek, trained on Tuesday as City prepare for their opening Champions League group game against Feyenoord on Wednesday.

On Saturday, Klopp said neither he nor City boss Pep Guardiola felt that the challenge merited a red card, though he also suggested a successful appeal was not likely.

"I was outside with Pep and we both didn't think it's a red card," Klopp told BBC Sport.

"I'm sure enough people will find a reason to say it's 100 per-cent a red card."

Liverpool are 7/10 to defeat Sevilla on Wednesday at Anfield. Mane is 11/2 to net the opening goal.

The La Liga side are 17/4 while the draw is 3/1.

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