The Premier League returned from international duty with a contentious decision which got everyone talking.

Manchester City hosted Liverpool in the Saturday lunch time kick-off. And it only took one half for the game to erupt.

Sadio Mane ran in behind City's back line and chased down the ball, with Ederson rushing out of his box.

The big talking point from Saturday's Premier League game. Image: PA

The pair collided with Mane booting the Brazilian in the face. The Liverpool winger was subsequently brandished with a straight red card, as City's No.1 left the field on a stretcher.

Following the game, City full-back Benjamin Mendy posted a picture of the damage caused from Mane's boot revealing Ederson's heavily plastered face.

Mendy then replied to a fan who suggested that Mane hit him on the other side of his face.

"Bro, that's just reversed" the Frenchman said, followed by a ton of hashtags that only he could get away with.

And now Mane has reached out to the City keeper. The player has posted the following message on his Instagram.

"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 because he is highest quality player."

Class act, Sadio.

Although many thought it was a red, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was adamant that John Moss' decision to send off Mane this afternoon was unjust.

Moments after the incident, the German responded to a City fan in the crowd who gestured that Mane had actually dived by taking off his glasses and offering them to that fan.

You can't help but love this man's brilliant sense of humour:

Was Moss' decision the right one?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a writer at SPORTbible. He is a combat sport aficionado and contributes to boxing and MMA articles.

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