Tottenham information as Jurgen Klopp fumes in the course of Liverpool win as Curtis Jones address on Yves Bissouna resurfaces
Jamie Carragher has compared the handle made by way of Bournemouth attacker Justin Kluivert on Liverpool’s Luis Diaz with that of Curtis Jones’ crimson card against Tottenham until now this season. Whereas the Reds participant was sent off in a controversial VAR-affected in shape in September, Kluivert didn’t acquire punishment on Sunday.
Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners against the Cherries as they extended their lead at the pinnacle of the league however Jurgen Klopp used to be left livid at Andrew Madley’s choice now not to clamp down on Kluivert’s high handle on Diaz in the first half. With the score nonetheless at 0-0 the Columbian noticed his opponent connect high on his right leg just moments after colliding with Alexis Mac Allister.
Replays confirmed that Kluivert used to be late into the tackle, connecting with the aspect of Diaz’s shine and scraping down onto his ankle. The Dutchman wasn’t booked though and VAR failed to intervene either. Speaking on commentary, Alan Smith felt it clearly warranted a card.
“[Kluivert] is stretching for it, and it is a painful one,” he said. “It’s truely now not a malicious challenge. It appears an harmless venture at ordinary speed. I don’t assume it is a red. Somewhere in between a yellow and a red. He had his eyes firmly constant on the ball.”
Carragher was once a lot more impregnable on his call, claiming that Jurgen Klopp was proper to be angered by means of it given that his aspect have been decreased to ten for a similar incident previously in the season. “I think Kluivert is a fortunate boy,” he said. “As a former player, you by no means desire to see the red card but I think Liverpool will be really frustrated that Curtis Jones was sent off for something similar against Tottenham before. When you see it in slow-motion you think, ‘It’s a shocker, it is a purple card’.”
Jones was once one of two Liverpool gamers to get sent off in that game with Simon Hooper in charge of one of the most heated suits of the season. Tottenham noticed Liverpool denied a purpose shortly after Jones was dismissed, Diaz adjudged to have been offside, solely for replays to verify that VAR made the wrong decision.
Audio from the incident used to be later launched as trust in the system waned vastly across the footballing world.Spurs have been thankful come full-time although as they took advantage of Diogo Jota being a second-half pink as properly to win the sport through a Joel Matip very own purpose in the remaining minute.
On that occasion Spurs seemed to get the benefit of the doubt as Gary Neville on commentary disagreed with the call to send off Jones. “No, I be aware of when you’re doing someone on purpose, I’ve performed myself in the past, and he is now not doing that,” the former Manchester United defender said.
“He’s [the VAR] showing him [the referee] the cease motion and that is no longer how it really is – his foot slips over the top of the ball. It’s never a pink card and he is going to get one if it’ll destroy the game.
“I assume generally, he’s long past in clearly however his foot slips on pinnacle of the ball. I’m no longer sure, I in no way am nowadays, I’m much less sure about soccer than I ever have been but I do not assume he is long past in with any malice.
“If you see the end part of it in sluggish motion, you may come to the conclusion that it is a pink card. You have to look at the full motion at full speed, the pace of these gamers going into the tackles, Bissouma is flying in and so is Curtis Jones. But look, I felt a yellow would’ve been fantastic with the ambiguity that exists on some thing like that.”
Speaking about Kluivert’s tackle, Redknapp believes that a crimson would have been harsh. “I agree [with Carragher], it’s similar to the Curtis Jones incident because he used to be getting pulled about as he was making an attempt to drag the ball away and that’s what’s befell to Kluivert here.
“MacAllister is attempting to pull him away, all of a unexpected there’s a player there and he puts his foot in to get the ball – I don’t think it is a red card. I understand the frustration about Curtis Jones and how he used to be sent off before however I think this is the right decision.
“I do not like these incidents being slowed down so much, I don’t suppose it helps the situation and I think they just about get to the right decision. It’s a nasty assignment however for me, soccer isn’t performed in slow motion, at full velocity it appears like it is no longer as horrific but Liverpool will be understandably frustrated.”