Did referee Jon Moss snub Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp?
February 22 2018, 04:35 | Van Peters
Liverpool leave out Coutinho for Manchester City clash
Liverpool winger Sadio Mane received a red card in the 37th minute after clipping City goalkeeper Ederson Santana in the face with his cleats, reports Efe.
World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Sheamus believes Liverpool's Sadio Mane has a big future in wrestling following his collision with Manchester City's Ederson.
Unfortunately the red card happened - it's an accident, he caught him full in the face but it deserved a red even if it was not his intention. His eyes are on the ball, it's ridiculous. "That is the difference with a year ago".
The sending off was of mixed opinions - Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker called the decision "rubbish", but former Manchester United man Phil Neville praised the decision by Jon Moss.
Ederson was stretchered off, but don't worry, he's ok.
Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy this evening provided a typically witty response when questioned on the injury picked up by teammate Ederson during the Citizens' demolition of Liverpool yesterday.
Klopp was asked if Otamendi was spotted as a weakness in his battle with Mohamed Salah along the right flank, he answered: "Spotted?"
He collided with Mane as both chased down a ball floated over the top of City's defence, with Ederson winning the race and connecting with his head.
"At the back he's got players like Moreno and Klavan".
Ederson's message on Twitter read: "Hello everyone, I'm fine, it's just a scare".
If the South American flavour continues to bloom this way, there's no reason why the two don't deserve to play together.
Gabriel Jesus added a second just before half time and grabbed his brace shortly after the break as the hosts took full advantage of a stretched Reds.
Playing a much deeper role allows David Silva the license to roam as a free no.10, helping the Spaniard thread passes to the strikers.
There were still 12 minutes before Mane's exit when De Bruyne sent Sergio Aguero clear for his customary goal in this fixture.
"He's quick, he always sees the spaces on the middle or outside".
While the Belgian dazzled, it also served as a reminder to Jurgen Klopp of how badly he needed Philippe Coutinho.