"The game against Manchester City was my highlight of past year", Mendy said.
Mane is still available to play in Liverpool's Champions League group stage opener against La Liga outfit Sevilla on Wednesday but he will now miss his side's Premier League clashes against Burnley and Leicester City, as well as the Carabao Cup tie with the Foxes next week. "I'm sure enough people will find a reason to say it's 100% a red card", continued the German.
Absolutely unlucky. Not even a percentage of Sadio wanted to get the goalkeeper. It's a sport where things like this happen. But it was a waste of time obviously. I don't blame the ref for the decision.
He was absent from the game against Jurgen Klopp's Reds and although City ended with an emphatic 5-0 win, the centre-back pairing of John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi looked shaky. "Today we make the training session, tomorrow we will see, I have to speak with him".
"But one game less would have been right, two and a half, not three and half".
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With Nolito, who scored in the domestic win out of the game Ganso is the man leading the team's fire power. The need to get back on track after such a big loss at City could be turned to Liverpool's advantage.
"The game against Arsenal was exactly the same, it was very intense, yes we could have said afterwards it was not a goalkeeper game, but we didn't know that before".
"I know if it was the other way around, (what we would be saying) wouldn't have been different to what Man City think at this moment".
"By the way, it's not that he shouldn't be number one".
Klopp confirmed Philippe Coutinho will be in his squad to face Sevilla, having not featured for the Reds this season following injury problems that came amid sustained interest from Spanish giants Barcelona in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to take the Brazilian playmaker to the Camp Nou. And then are the all players happy with the decision?
The Reds signed Mohamed Salah, Dominic Solanke, Andy Robertson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the summer transfer window.