Video: Former referee gives verdict on Sadio Mane's elbow

Video: Former referee gives verdict on Sadio Mane's elbow

Chelsea welcomed Liverpool to Stamford Bridge last weekend.

Reds forward Sadio Mane elbowed Blues defender Cesar Azpilicueta in the opening moments of the match.

The Senegal international was awarded a yellow card as a result.

Some people involved in football believe that Mane should have been sent off for his elbow on Azpilicueta.

However, former referee Dermott Gallagher believes that Mane's challenge deserved nothing more than a warning as it was not dangerous.

The footage below belongs to Sky Sports.

Anfield Watch Verdict

We completely agree with Gallagher's take. Mane's challenge was certainly reckless and footage backs up that argument.

However, Azpilicueta played out the remainder of the match, which does highlight that Mane's elbow caused no damage (not dangerous).

The Premier League clash between Liverpool and Chelsea finished in a 2-2 draw.

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