Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Five things we learned in this week's round of matches

Five things we learned in this week's round of matches

The Senegal global will now be suspended for Liverpool's Premier League matches against Burnley and Leicester, in addition to a trip to the latter in the EFL Cup.

"I don't think Sadio ever had the intention to touch his head or anything like this", said Mignolet.

The Anfield club can claim excessive punishment which could the ban reduced to either one or two matches.

'The Liverpool forward was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Manchester City on Saturday [9 September 2017]'. I never thought it would happen but only because I am used to it to things like this.

"There were lots of situations in the last few weeks that were similar", said the Reds boss. "It looks really terrible and he was also lucky nothing more serious happened". "It was really our duty to appeal".

"We have to take the first 20 minutes and how we played before the worldwide break and take it into the next game", Mignolet said.

Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne says beating the club's biggest rivals will be key to challenging for the Premier League title after Pep Guardiola's side swept Liverpool aside in impressive style.

"It's a ball he has to go for but he has endangered an opponent; that, in the modern game, means he has to go".

The Brazilian needed around eight minutes of treatment before he was taken off on a stretcher.

Liverpool next face Spanish giants Sevilla while Manchester City take on Dutch league's Feyenoord in the Champions League group stages.

"Lovren was on the bench and I always think if you are on the bench then you should be fit enough to play, so I can't understand why Klavan played".

He said: "I'm not sure if I'm disappointed, I didn't expect anything different". After such an impressive result there is no reason to make changes because it's such an important thing for a defence being settled, especially against such an offensive team when you've got to trust your teammates. "We only want to bring it in relation to the other issues".

"After 10 vs 11 it was a little bit easier for us, and we played the second half the way we wanted to".

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