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Klopp Calls for Reconsideration of Mac Allister's Red Card: 'Punished Enough'



Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged the FA to rethink Alexis Mac Allister's red card, asserting that his team had already endured sufficient consequences from the expulsion.



The 24-year-old Argentinian midfielder, acquired in a £35m summer transfer from Brighton, was sent off in the 58th minute of the Reds’ 3-1 triumph against Bournemouth.

Mac Allister faces a three-game ban after his challenge on Ryan Christie resulted in a red card.


Liverpool boss Klopp expressed as BBC Sport reported: "It's harsh, this shouldn't have been a red card. It's a mistake and the punishment of playing 40 minutes with 10 men is already punishment enough. We have to talk to the authorities.


"There was contact but there is contact in a game all the time. If he gives a yellow card, nobody would say, 'by the way you need to have another look at that'."



"The amount of times I've already been asked about it shows it is worth discussing again, which we will probably do," Klopp added.


"I asked Macca and he said 'he touched him, but not really'. If we have a list of points of what you need to give a red card, besides contact there's no other box ticked."

Despite being down to 10 men, Liverpool managed to level the score with Luis Diaz's goal in the 27th minute. Mohamed Salah then seized the lead nine minutes later by converting a penalty rebound into after his initial shot had been saved.

At the time of Mac Allister's red card, Liverpool held a 2-1 advantage. Shortly after, Diogo Jota secured a third goal for the Reds, extending their unbeaten home streak in the Premier League to 13 matches.


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