Liverpool have lost the appeal for suspension reduction of Sadio Mane’s red card during Saturday’s 5-0 defeat at City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester.
The Senegalese was dismissed in the 37th minute after catching City goalkeeper Ederson in the face with a high foot.
The 25-year old is due to miss Premier League matches against Burnley and Leicester, as well as a trip to the latter in the EFL Cup.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Saturday that neither he nor City counterpart Pep Guardiola thought Mane should have been sent off. Match of the Day pundits Alan Shearer, Gary Lineker and Ian Wright all said they would have gone for the ball, while Chris Sutton told Match of the Day 2 that Mane’s red card should be rescinded.
However, Ex-England internationals Jamie Carragher and Phil Neville were among those to say referee Jon Moss was right to dismiss Mane.