Liverpool have appealed against the FA’s decision to ban Sadio Mane for three games after his high boot on Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson.
The Reds will use FA guidelines to argue the ban is “clearly excessive”, even though Ederson was stretchered from the field and needed several stitches.
Why "he had to go for the ball" is wrong. Player's right to safety is greater than the right to do anything to try and kick the ball. pic.twitter.com/DJhDUfrA2J
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) September 11, 2017
Liverpool are not expected to be successful with their appeal, even though several high-profile pundits have argued that Mane was entitled to challenge for the ball.
Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph claims that Ederson wants to play for City against Feyenoord on Wednesday despite wearing a skull protector when he returned to training on Monday.
Presumably that isn’t quite brave enough for Tony Gale.