Liverpool’s Sadio Mane will have to serve the full extent of his three-match ban for his dismissal against Manchester City, the Football Association confirmed today.
Multiple reports on Monday said Liverpool had appealed the length of the ban, but it will remain at three games as originally stated by the FA. Liverpool had reportedly hoped to claim excessive punishment, which could have seen Mane’s ban reduced by either one or two matches.
The 25-year-old was sent off by referee Jon Moss for raising his foot and clashing with City goalkeeper Ederson in Liverpool’s five-nil defeat on Saturday.
He will now miss Premier League matches against Burnley and Leicester, as well as a trip to the latter in the EFL Cup. Mane was named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for August after scoring three times in Liverpool’s first three games.