Liverpool to consider appeal against Alexis Mac Allister's red card
Liverpool to consider appeal against Alexis Mac Allister’s red card… with Jurgen Klopp at loggerheads with Paul Tierney AGAIN after VAR failed to instruct ref Thomas Bramall to consult the pitchside monitor
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Liverpool are considering lodging an appeal against Alexis Mac Allister’s red card in their win against Bournemouth, after the Argentine midfielder was sent off for a mistimed but not reckless tackle on Ryan Christie.
The Reds came from behind to beat Bournemouth but would be without key midfielder Mac Allister for three matches – against Newcastle, Aston Villa and Wolves – if Thomas Bramall’s on-field decision was to be upheld.
But Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool will talk about the red card, hinting that they are likely to lodge an appeal. ‘I saw the red card back and for sure we have to talk about it,’ said the Reds boss, whose team won after goals from Luis Diaz, Mo Salah and Diogo Jota.
‘It is not ruthless it is just mis-hit the ball and then hit slightly the shin of the other player. We saw harsher challenges which were not a red card and this shouldn’t have been. I don’t know exactly what we have to do, but we should talk about it again.’
It seemed bizarre that VAR Paul Tierney did not instruct referee Thomas Bramall to consult the television monitor.
Jurgen Klopp was livid with the decision to send Alexis Mac Allister off against Bournemouth
Klopp insisted that there wasn’t any power behind Mac Allister’s challenge on Ryan Christie
The Liverpool boss has clashed with Paul Tierney – VAR during Saturday’s game – on multiple occasions
Klopp has clashed with Tierney multiple times and was given a two-match ban and fine last season for accusing him of being ‘biased’ against Liverpool.
Assistant VAR was also intriguingly Constantine Hatzidakis, who appeared to aim an elbow at Liverpool’s Andy Robertson during a match with Arsenal in April.
Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola told BBC Match of the Day: ‘I don’t know. In real life it did not look like a red card.’
Mac Allister, who joined Liverpool from Brighton for £35million, was featuring for the club for just the second time.
Bournemouth opened the scoring in the third minute through Antoine Semenyo, with Luis Diaz later equalising for Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah made it 2-1 to Liverpool as he scored the rebound after his penalty was saved.
Diogo Jota added a third for Liverpool in the second half to make sure of their victory.
Mac Allister was making his home debut for Liverpool following his move from Brighton
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