Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota will not be available for Liverpool’s Premier League encounter against Brighton on Sunday since both players were given suspensions. They run the risk of not having the former player available for domestic action until approximately the middle of November.
Both players were dismissed during Saturday’s disputed match against Tottenham, which we lost. The 22-year-old player was shown a straight red card, and then the penalty was enhanced after it was reviewed by the video assistant referee (VAR). He will now have to sit out three matches as a result of the punishment.
On the other hand, as demonstrated by football, that might be expanded by one more game.The city of London. It is anticipated that the Reds will contest the punishment; should their argument be deemed to be “frivolous,” the Reds may be required to play without the midfield player for a total of four games rather than just three games.
In the event that the appeal is turned down and his ban is lengthened, Jones will not be eligible to play in the top flight again until the home encounter against Brentford in the middle of November, at the earliest. As a result of his injury, he won’t be able to play in the league matches against Brighton, Everton, Nottingham Forest, and Luton.
However, the 22-year-old will be free to play against the Seagulls the following weekend if the FA decides to reverse Simon Hooper’s verdict. This is something that the FA did in August when they decided to overturn Alexis Mac Allister’s red card against Bournemouth (BBC Sport).
This evening, on MNF on Sky Sports, Jamie Carragher offered a comprehensive examination of the incident that resulted in a red card. He explained that even though the referee saw a still image of the challenge during the VAR review, which gave the impression that the tackle was too rough, the midfielder’s primary focus was on the ball, and he did not use an excessive amount of force in the challenge.
Jones, a player who Jurgen Klopp has previously referred to as “super smart,” will undoubtedly be a source of optimism for Liverpool when they travel to the Amex Stadium. Liverpool finished the previous season with two successive defeats at the Amex Stadium, spaced out over a period of sixteen days.
The Reds may be taking a risk by fighting the three-game penalty, but there are more benefits that may be gained from a probable win than there could be from a potential loss.
In addition, if they hadn’t been certain that they could get the ruling overturned, they never would have made the effort to appeal it. We can only hope that the FIFA official will see the light and lift the punishment.