Liverpool has lost their appeal against Sadio Mane’s red card during last weekend’s 5-0 defeat away at Manchester City.
The Football Association upheld Mane’s three-match ban following Liverpool’s ‘excessive punishment’ appeal.
A statement from the FA read: “Sadio Mane’s three-match suspension, which was effective immediately, remains in place after his claim of excessive punishment was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.”
Sadio Mane saw red in the 37th minute at the Etihad last weekend after his high flying boots caught City’s goal keeper Ederson in the face during a 50-50 challenge.
“The Liverpool forward was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Manchester City on Saturday [9 September 2017].”
The FA’s decision means Mane will now miss Liverpool’s Premier League game at home to Burnley next weekend, Carabao Cup fixture away at Leicester City and another Premier League tie against the Foxes’.