Ederson in doubt for City's Champions League opener

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Much was made of Mane's attempt to play such a high ball and of Ederson's reaction, with many accusing the prostrate Brazilian of milking the collision by staying down for 10 minutes.

Unhappy with the dismissal and the three-game ban that it carries, Liverpool will lodge an appeal and seek to have the prospective ban reduced. City's medical staff spent eight minutes treating Ederson before he left the field in a neck brace and using an oxygen bag.

Mane will be available for Liverpool's opening Champions League fixture against Sevilla tonight, and speaking on the eve of match Klopp admits he knew the appeal would end in failure.

The 25-year-old was sanctioned with a routine three-match ban for risky play, though it was revealed yesterday that Liverpool had lodged an appeal against the verdict, on the grounds of the punishment being 'excessive'.

Mane is set to miss Saturday's Premier League game against Burnley as well as league and cup trips to Leicester City.

Pep Guardiola will wait until Wednesday to decide whether Ederson plays against Feyenoord after the Man City goalkeeper returned to training wearing protective headgear following his clash with Liverpool's Sadio Mane.

"I've been in England all my career but there's an excitement of going overseas and playing teams you've watched for years".

"We did it and, as I said after the game, it was a waste of time obviously". There was not one second he looks on the goalie. Absolutely unlucky. Not even a percentage of Sadio wanted to get the goalkeeper.

"Sadio is very upset". Klopp hopes he will not have to appeal against the decision, saying: "I don't think about things like this. I was not happy, but I also realise we had those kind of situations going forward too". Hopefully the goalie is not seriously injured.

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