Klopp claimed Mane didn't touch Ederson but picture suggests otherwise

TOPSHOT - Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane (R) challenges Manchester City's Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson (L), a challenge for which he is sent off, during the English Premier...

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp claimed Sadio Mane didn't touch Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson in red card incident but new image suggests otherwise.

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (up) consoles Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane after he makes a dangerous challenge on Manchester City's Brazilian goalkeeper...Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (up) consoles Sadio Mane after he makes a dangerous challenge on Manchester City's Ederson.

Perhaps the biggest talking point from the Premier League weekend was the red card shown to Sadio Mane during Liverpool's 5-0 defeat at Manchester City.

Mane was sent off in the 37th-minute for dangerous play when he collided with Citizens goalkeeper Ederson while trying to control a pass.

TOPSHOT - Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane (R) challenges Manchester City's Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson (L), a challenge for which he is sent off, during the English Premier...Liverpool's Sadio Mane (R) challenges Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson (L).

The stopper was substituted after receiving treatment on the pitch, but after the match Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said he felt the forward was unlucky to be dismissed.

"I don't think it's a red card, he didn't see him," Klopp was quoted by Goal.

"I saw the goalie already and obviously it's not that bad. In the first moment everyone thought it was really bad.

"It was unlucky, it was an accident. The goalkeeper comes out, Sadio wants the ball. To get a red card in a game like this is really unlucky.

"I'm sure people will find enough reason to say it is a red card. I could not even see Sadio Mane touched him."

Well an image released of Ederson's facial injuries would suggest that Mane certainly did touch him, with cuts requiring stitches on his cheek and just beside his eye.

The Merseyside club have decided to appeal against the length of the ban imposed on their attacker, reports the BBC, which currently stands at three matches.

If they are successful then the suspension for Mane will be reduced to two games.

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