The game against Tottenham was rough and stormy due to the referee’s decision. Liverpool not only lost the game, but also lost their main player to a red card and were forced to fight with nine men in the end.
The cancellation of Luis Diaz’s goal remains controversial, and the club will obtain audio and consider how to proceed.
Liverpool was also not convinced about Curtis Jones’ one red card and filed an appeal to have his three-match suspension rescinded.
The hit was a legitimate tackle, but then unfortunately his foot slipped on the ball and went into the ankle of the opposing player.
However, Liverpool’s plea was not successful, and they were suspended for three matches in the domestic league and cup competitions.
He will miss the games against Brighton, Everton, and Nottingham Forest, but will be able to play in the Europa League in the meantime.
On the other hand, Diogo Jota, who was also sent off against Tottenham after a second yellow card for a reckless tackle in a reaching situation, although the first yellow card seems too light, is suspended for one game and will be off the bench in the big game against Brighton.
In addition, although not suspended, Cody Gakpo left the same game with an injury and will be out for several weeks after a full examination. He is in a condition that could allow him to return for the Merseyside derby against Everton, and considering his condition, the next game or so after that would be a realistic return match.