PL makes Curtis Jones decision after Liverpool's appeal to overturn red card received in loss against Tottenham
Premier League (PL) has revealed the outcome of Liverpool's appeal against the red card received by Curtis Jones in the Reds' defeat against Tottenham. The midfielder will serve a three-match ban after the appeal to overturn the red card was unsuccessful.
The Premier League decided to uphold Jones' ban after the incident was reviewed and the punishment was deemed to be sufficient. The England U-21 international will miss three Premier League matches and will be available for selection in November.
Jones received his marching orders for a foul on Tottenham midfielder Yves Bissouma just 26 minutes into the match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The midfielder got a touch as both men challenged for a loose ball, but his foot rolled over Bissouma's ankle with his studs showing.
Liverpool went down to ten men and then lost a second player in substitute Diogo Jota in the second half to finish two men short. They lost the match to a 90+6' own goal from Joel Matip, ending their unbeaten start to the season.
Jones will be unavailable for selection when the Reds face Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday, October 8, before the international break. He will also miss the Merseyside Derby on October 21 and the visit of Nottingham Forest on October 29.
Jurgen Klopp has turned to Curtis Jones as a trusted regular this season, with the Englishman present in each of the side's last four league games. The Reds will miss his dynamism in midfield but can turn to summer signing Ryan Gravenberch.
Liverpool facing Premier League Red card crisis
This season, Liverpool have spent the most time in the Premier League without a complete XI on the pitch. Liverpool have had a red card crisis this season in the Premier League and would want to improve in that department.
They have received three red cards, one of which was overturned for Alexis Mac Allister. Liverpool midfielder Mac Allister received a red card in the Reds' 3-1 win over Bournemouth, however, following a successful appeal to the FA, the red card was overturned.
Captain Virgil van Dijk also saw red in the comeback win against Newcastle United at St. James' Park, handing the Dutchman a one-match suspension. The Reds have only lost once this season, winning five of their seven games in the league. They sit only two points behind leaders Manchester City in the standings and could sustain a title charge this season.