LIVERPOOL’S appeal against Curtis Jones’ red card against Tottenham was unsuccessful.
The midfielder was sent off in the 26th minute for a foul on Yves Bissouma.
Jones, 22, was initially booked for the tackle in which he planted Bissouma’s shins, but referee Simon Hooper upgraded the ball to red after VAR Darren England advised him to take another look.
After the 2-1 defeat, Liverpool saw fit to appeal against Jones’ sending off.
But her protest was rejected and Jones is now suspended for three games.
Coach Jürgen Klopp will have to do without his homegrown player in the upcoming games against Brighton, Everton and Nottingham Forest.
Sky Sports’ Gary Neville was unhappy with the red card decision during commentary.
The former Manchester United captain said: “No, no, no. I know when you take someone down, I did it myself, he wasn’t there to take someone down.”
“They show the final movement, which looks bad.
“But it didn’t happen like that, his foot just slipped off the ball.”
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“It’s not a red card, but he’s going to get one and that will probably ruin the game.”
On Monday Night Football, Jamie Carragher added: “I don’t have a problem with it being a red card – I would have liked not to have seen it, not because of my attitude, but I always think as a referee: can it be kept?” 11 against 11 on the pitch.”
Striker Diogo Jota will also miss the trip to Brighton after being sent off for two bookable offenses against Spurs.
The Reds were left furious after Luis Diaz’s first-half goal was incorrectly disallowed for offside.
The VAR officials did not intervene after the Colombian was initially flagged for offside, even though he was clearly in the game.
England were subsequently banned from their next appearance due to the error.
And last night, the officials’ audio of the gaffe was released.