Liverpool confirm verdict of Curtis Jones red card appeal after foul on Yves Bissouma

Liverpool have confirmed that their appeal to overturn Curtis Jones’ red card against Tottenham has been unsuccessful.

Over the last couple of days, there has been a lot said and written about the breakdown in communication in the VAR room that led to Luiz Diaz’s goal being disallowed due to offside.

On Tuesday, PMGOL released the audio of the communication inside the VAR room (Sky Sports), which showed that VAR Darren England believed the goal had been awarded on the pitch and thought he was confirming that outcome while referee Simon Hooper stuck with the initial offside decision.

However, that was not the only contentious decision made in the game on Saturday, with Jurgen Klopp also questioning the two red cards that were awarded to his side (ESPN).

The Liverpool boss insisted that Jones did not intend to hurt Yves Bissouma and suggested that Diogo Jota ‘barely touched’ Destiny Udogie for his first yellow card.

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Curtis Jones receives ban for Bissouma red card

The Merseysiders appealed Jones’ straight red and they have now confirmed that their appeal has been successful, with the midfielder set to serve a three-match suspension.

Spurs Web Opinion

This whole defence of Jones not meaning to catch Bissouma is laughable. The reality is that even if his foot had slipped on top of the ball, he was endangering an opponent by going for the ball with his studs up in that matter.

You simply cannot tackle like that in today’s game. Just because some players got away with it 20 years ago, does not mean those kinds of tackles are excusable if you are going for the ball.

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