Liverpool to appeal red card shown to Curtis Jones during controversial defeat to Tottenham
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 03
Jones was initially shown a yellow card (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool will appeal the red card shown to Curtis Jones during their controversial defeat to Tottenham on Saturday.

The midfielder was shown a straight red card after just 26 minutes for a challenge on Spurs star Yves Bissouma in the 2-1 defeat with Diogo Jota also sent off later on.

Jones’ studs made contract with the Mali international but the decision to send off the 22-year-old divided opinion on the night

Jones was initially shown a yellow card for the challenge but referee Simon Hooper upgraded that to a red following a VAR check, advised to review the challenge on the pitch-side monitor by Darren .

Jones is set to serve a three-match ban, ruling him out of Premier League games against Brighton, Everton and Nottingham Forest. Liverpool however intent to appeal that decision and have it overturned.

The Reds successfully saw a red card shown to Alexis Mac Allister in a match against Bournemouth in August overturned and will hope for a similar outcome.

: ‘The first red card, Curtis steps on the ball and goes over. Not a bad tackle. It looks different in slow motion. He steps full throttle on the ball and goes over the ball. That is unlucky.’

Jones is set to miss three games as a result (Picture: Getty)

On a controversial night in north London, Liverpool were left furious by the decision to disallow Luis Diaz’s first-half goal with the PGMOL releasing a statement shortly after full-time claiming the goal should have stood.  

The Merseyside club followed up with a statement of their own on Sunday,

A statement read: ‘Liverpool Football Club acknowledges PGMOL’s admission of their failures last night. It is clear that the correct application of the laws of the game did not occur, resulting in sporting integrity being undermined.

‘We fully accept the pressures that match officials work under but these pressures are supposed to be alleviated, not exacerbated, by the existence and implementation of VAR.

‘It is therefore unsatisfactory that sufficient time was not afforded to allow the correct decision to be made and that there was no subsequent intervention. That such failings have already been categorised as “significant human error” is also unacceptable. Any and all outcomes should be established only by the review and with full transparency.

‘This is vital for the reliability of future decision-making as it applies to all clubs with learnings being used to make improvements to processes in order to ensure this kind of situation cannot occur again.

‘In the meantime, we will explore the range of options available, given the clear need for escalation and resolution.’

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