Liverpool to Contest Alexis Mac Allister's Red Card Against Bournemouth

Liverpool has decided to appeal against the red card shown to Alexis Mac Allister during their 3-1 victory over Bournemouth in the Premier League.

The 24-year-old Argentine midfielder is facing a potential three-game suspension after being sent off for clipping Ryan Christie’s foot in the 58th minute of the match at Anfield on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, deemed the red card to be “harsh” and expressed his belief that his team had already suffered enough due to the dismissal.

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker took to social media to criticize the decision, describing it as “nonsense.”

During the first half of the same match, Liverpool was controversially awarded a penalty when Joe Rothwell was deemed to have fouled Dominik Szoboszlai.

Both of these decisions were made solely by referee Thomas Bramall without any intervention from the video assistant referee (VAR).

Howard Webb, the chief refereeing officer for Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), stated last week that officials strive to minimize interference in matches.

In the Premier League’s opening weekend, Webb personally apologized to Wolves after they were denied a late penalty against Manchester United when Andre Onana collided with Sasa Kalajdzic.

In response to the controversial decision, the trio of officials responsible – referee Simon Hooper, VAR Michael Salisbury, and assistant VAR Richard West – were not assigned to officiate in the subsequent round of fixtures.

Carmela Santos
Carmela Santos

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