Liverpool have confirmed that Curtis Jones is set to serve a three-match suspension after an appeal to overturn the red card he received at Tottenham Hotspur was unsuccessful.
It emerged on Monday afternoon that the Reds were set to appeal the red card Jones picked up during their controversial defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night. The midfielder was initially shown a yellow card in the 26th minute by referee Simon Hooper after winning a 50/50 challenge with Yves Bissouma, winning the ball only for momentum to see his foot roll over the top and down onto the Malian’s ankle.
However, Hooper upgraded his decision following VAR intervention after being told to check the monitor by Darren England. The ECHO understands that the original decision was overturned due to Jones’ studs showing and making contact above the ankle, prompting an offence that officials judged to be serious foul play.
But the Reds have failed in their appeal to have the red card overturned, with Jones now set to miss the upcoming games against Brighton & Hove Albion, Everton and Nottingham Forest this month. Diogo Jota will also serve a one-match suspension following his sending off for two yellow cards on Saturday.
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Speaking after Saturday’s match, Jurgen Klopp shared his belief that he thought it was the wrong decision to send off the midfielder.
He said: “Red card for Curtis, probably everybody in the room here thinks it’s a clear red card. I think different because I played football and most of you probably didn’t.
“He had full power on the ball, rolls over the ball and then he hitsRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk