Liverpool’s bid to overturn Curtis Jones’ red card at Tottenham failed as the midfielder served a three-match ban for the clumsy challenge.

  • Curtis Jones was banned for three matches on Saturday for his red card
  • Jones will miss Liverpool’s games against Brighton, Everton and Nottingham
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Liverpool’s bid to overturn Curtis Jones’ red card during Saturday’s controversial Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur was rejected.

The 22-year-old will serve a three-match ban after being sent off for a high tackle on Yves Bissouma.

Referee Simon Hooper initially showed Jones a yellow for a clumsy challenge, but upgraded to a red after reviewing it on the pitchside monitor.

The Reds later appealed the decision, but confirmed they had not.

A statement from the club read: 'Curtis Jones is set to serve a three-match Premier League ban after his appeal to overturn the red card he received at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday failed.’

Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones has been banned for three matches for 'serious misconduct’.
Jones was initially shown a yellow card, but referee Simon Hooper upgraded to red after watching a frame-by-frame replay.

As a result, Jones will miss Liverpool’s domestic fixtures against Brighton & Hove Albion, Everton and Nottingham Forest this month.

However, he will be available for Wednesday night’s Europa League match against Belgian side Royal Union Saint-Guillois and their upcoming meeting with Toulouse on October 26.

Jones’ challenge caused a great deal of debate throughout the football world. Gary Neville was one of those who vehemently disagreed with the call.

’No no no. I know when you do one, I’ve done it myself, he’s not there to do one,” he told Sky Sports Commentary.

’They show a final movement that looks bad. But it didn’t end there, his foot slipped off the ball.

’It’s not a red card but he’s going to get one and it’s going to ruin the game.’

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Meanwhile, former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara remarked: „It was a stunning challenge. A leg-breaker.”

Liverpool appealed against the decision, but the Reds failed to do so

Liverpool finished the game with nine men after Diogo Jota was sent packing for a second bookable offence.

The 26-year-old will serve a one-game ban and will therefore be unavailable for Liverpool’s trip to the south coast on Sunday.

In total, the Merseyside club picked up eight cards at Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium last weekend, earning them a £25,000 fine – the usual punishment for any team that accumulates six or more cards in a single match.

Spurs received only five bookings and were not penalized.

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