Liverpool have appealed against the red card given to Curtis Jones at Tottenham, according to reports.
Jones had been booked for a poor, clumsy challenge that saw his boot go over the ball and plant in Spurs midfielder Yves Bissouma’s shin.
Referee Simon Hooper was advised to watch the challenge back and, after reviewing it, upgraded the card to red.
It has now been widely reported that Liverpool have appealed the decision.
The challenge, which came in the 26th minute of their 2-1 defeat in north London, has been hotly debated.
Former Spurs player turned talkSPORT host, Jamie O’Hara, said: « It’s a shocking challenge. A leg-breaker. »
However, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville took a different view: « No, no, no. I know when you’re doing someone, I’ve done it myself, he wasn’t there to do someone.
« They’re showing the end motion which looks bad, but that’s not how it’s ended up there, his foot just slipped off the ball. It’s not a red card but he’s going to get one and it’s going to ruin the game probably. »
That decision was not the only huge talking point from the game, with the ruling out of Luis Diaz’s first half goal coming under fire.
The Professional Game Match Officials Limited [PGMOL] has acknowledged a ‘significant human error’ had occurred when it was incorrectly ruled offside.
« PGMOL acknowledge a significant human error occurred during the first half of Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool, » a PGMOL statement read.
« The goal by Luiz Diaz was disallowed for offside by the on-field team of match officials.
« This was a clear and obvious factual error and should have resulted in the goal being awarded through VAR intervention, however, the VAR failed to intervene.
« PGMOL will conduct a full review into the circumstances which led to the error. »
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