Edouard Mendy Says His Senegal International Teammate Sadio Mane Should Have Been Sent Off In Chelsea’s Clash With Liverpool

The Liverpool forward caught Cesar Azpilicueta with an elbow just six seconds into the 2-2 draw which took place at Stamford Bridge.

Just hours after Mane scored past Mendy to put Liverpool ahead in the contest, the pair have been pictured together on the plane as they jet off for the African Cup of Nations.

A long ball was played out to Mane on the left who caught Azpilicueta while they both went to meet it.

Mane received a yellow card though Azpilicueta said after the game that it was a ‘clear red,’ while Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was left stunned after claiming that VAR did not check the incident.

Mendy was also asked for his opinion after the game on whether his international teammate should have been given his marching orders.

He told RMC Sport: ‘Sadio is my brother, my compatriot. But he should not have stayed on the pitch after one minute.’

Despite his comments it was all-smiles for the pair as Mendy shared a picture on Instagram of the pair heading off to the African Cup of Nations which takes place in Cameroon.

They will go from opponents to teammates with Senegal’s first match taking place on January 10 against Zimbabwe.

The Liverpool forward opened the scoring after nine minutes against Chelsea when he capitalised on a mistake from Trevoh Chalobah and rounded his international team-mate before coolly slotting away.

Mo Salah made it 2-0 before a Mateo Kovacic stunner and a goal from Christian Pulisic levelled the score just before half-time.

The game finished as a 2-2 draw – a result which does neither side any favours with Manchester City now ten points clear at the top of the Premier League.

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