Man City vs. Liverpool: Check out Jurgen Klopp’s reaction to Sadio Mane’s red card
Jurgen Klopp says filing an appeal against Senegalese Sadio Mane’s red card in the 5-0 humiliation at Etihad Stadium against Manchester City will somewhat be a waste of time.
The Senegal international caught Manchester City goal keeper Ederson with a high foot in his face as the goal tender left his area to head clear, late in the first half, just about a second before the Liverpool man tried to get it at full length.
The City goalkeeper required a lot of minutes’ treatment before he was stretched off, but Centre referee Jon Moss was left with no choice but to dismiss the player.
The referee’s decision left fans and managers divided as even Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was unsure it should have been a red card.
The City boss sympathized with the Liverpool player, who was red carded in the 37th moment with the Reds trailing to Kun Sergio Aguero’s 24th-minute strike.
The Etihad club made good use of their numerical advantage with Brazilian Gabriel Jesus netting twice and substitute Leroy Sane scoring two goals of his own late on in the clash.
Liverpool tactician Jurgen Klopp insisted the humiliating scoreline was just a blip and he was not worried a bit going forward, with their UEFA Champions League opener at home to Sevilla on Wednesday.