By 90Min
September 10, 2017

Liverpool's flying winger Sadio Mane has been one of the stand out performers of the Premier League season thus far; indeed, he rightfully picked up the Player of the Month award, and was looking to carry his early season form into the Reds' lunch time clash with Man City on Saturday...

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...But things soon went downhill for the Senegalese star after his outstretched - and admittedly high - leg inadvertently collided with Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson as both were competing for the ball. Mane was subsequently show a red card by referee Jon Moss.

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As per GMS, the sending off has sparked a huge debate, with Gary Neville, on co-commentary duty for Sky Sports at the time even claiming: "I'm sorry Jon Moss, you've just ruined a spectacle there."

Then, on Twitter, Neville's younger brother Phil shared his own opinion on the incident:

The tweet was coupled with a freeze frame of the clash between the two players, which, taken in isolation, does appear to warrant the sending off; however, in real time, and in context, it is understandable why some would argue it could have been a yellow. 

Either way, Neville's tweet, perhaps unsurprisingly, sparked a fierce reaction from angry Liverpool fans:

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Regardless of people's opinions, the cold hard facts are Sane will now miss Liverpool's next Premier League clash and all of a sudden, holding onto Coutinho seems more valuable than ever. 

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