Liverpool will appeal Alexis Mac Allister’s red card in Saturday’s 3-1 Premier League victory over Bournemouth.
The 24-year-old Argentine midfielder, who clipped Ryan Christie’s foot at Anfield on Saturday in the 58th minute, could face a three-game ban.
The dismissal, according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, was “harsh” and “enough punishment” for his team.
Gary Lineker, host of Match of the Day, referred to the judgment as “nonsense” on social media.
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When Joe Rothwell was found to have fouled Dominik Szoboszlai in the opening period, Liverpool was given a contentious penalty.
Referee Thomas Bramall made both decisions without the use of the video assistant referee (VAR).
Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) Chief Refereeing Officer Howard Webb stated last week that officials “want to be the least interfering” they can be.
Webb apologized to Wolves after they were denied a late penalty against Manchester United when Andre Onana leapt into Sasa Kalajdzic on the opening weekend of the Premier League.
Referee Simon Hooper, VAR Michael Salisbury, and assistant VAR Richard West were not included in the decision-making process for the upcoming round of games.
Speaking after the game, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said “everything was lacking for a red card”.
He told Sky Sports: “We have to talk about it and everyone agrees. I 100 per cent understand how it looks for the ref in that moment but when you see it back it’s the inside of the foot with no power in it.”