Photo: Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane sends heartfelt message to title rival

The Liverpool forward dedicates a message to Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson

Social Spy
By Social Spy

Sadio Mane has taken to Instagram to apologise to Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson following their nasty collision during Liverpool’s 5-0 defeat at The Etihad.

The Senegal international was sent off in the first half following Sergio Aguero’s opening goal to leave the Reds with 10 men for the remaining 52 minutes.

Mane received a straight red card after his high tackle caught Manchester City shot stopper Ederson in the face following Joel Matip’s lofted pass.

The former Benfica goalkeeper was forced off due to the challenge as Claudio Bravo was drafted in to replace the summer signing.

Leroy Sane and Jesus Gabriel both scored two goals apiece to polish off a comfortable victory over the Merseyside outfit.

While Mane appeared to be surprised with his sending off in the first half at The Etihad, the African forward showed his professionalism with a compassionate message on Instagram.

The Premier League player of the month for August sent a message to Manchester City rival Ederson apologising for his ill-timed challenge.

Mane posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption:

“I hope and wish Ederson a quick recovery.

“I am so sorry he was hurt during our accidental collision on the pitch and am sorry for him that he could not complete the match because of it. I pray he heals fast and is back playing very soon!”

Mane scored three times in Liverpool’s opening three games against Watford, Crystal Palace and Arsenal.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane Photo: Sadio Mane / Instagram

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Davis Cup final 2017
The Sport Review
Davis Cup 2017: Can Goffin and Darcis lead giant-killer Belgium past France to victory at last?
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Michael Owen sends warning to Chelsea ahead of Liverpool FC clash
The Sport Review
Sir Alex Ferguson privately raves about 20-year-old Man United star – report
The Sport Review
Antoine Griezmann talks up potential Man United transfer next year