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 on Tuesday.
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.
The 25-year-old was sent off by referee Jon Moss for raising his foot and clashing with City goalkeeper Ederson in Liverpool’s 5-0 defeat on Saturday.
Mane collided with Ederson after 37 minutes with Manchester City 1-0 ahead.
The Brazilian goalkeeper needed eight minutes of treatment before he was taken off on a stretcher and wearing an oxygen mask. However, he returned to the City bench in the second half.
Liverpool had reportedly hoped to claim excessive punishment, which could have seen Mane’s ban reduced by either one or two matches.
Mane was named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for August after scoring three times in Liverpool’s first three games.