Klopp: Senegal's Mane should have been red carded

Klopp: Senegal's Mane should have been red carded
Liverpool's Sadio Mane (left) is substituted by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London.

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Apr 01, 2018. 19:00

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that one of his star players, Sadio Mane should have been sent off in their win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Senegal international was on the score sheet as the Reds beat Palace 2-1 in an English Premier League match in London.

Mane was booked for simulation in the first half and he had just equalised for the visitors at Selhurst Park when he gave away a free kick on the edge of the area.

The speedy forward then used his hand to grab the ball, only for referee Neil Swarbrick to decide not to book the player.

"It was no dive; diving with a bit of contact is not possible," Klopp said on Sky Sports News.

"It was contact, 100 per cent. He wants to stay (on his feet) and then it doesn't work and he goes down.

"And the second yellow, I think it was a foul on Sadio. But then he made a wrong decision to put his hand on the ball," the German tactician added.

"And then I thought 'okay that's it, au revoir, see you later'. I thought 'now he's gone', of course."

Mane, who substituted in the 49th minute, has made 24 appearances in the league for Liverpool this season - scoring nine times in the process.



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