In match that happened between Liverpool and Bournemouth, Alexis Mac Allister received a red card in the second half, which has sparked controversy and led to Liverpool’s decision to appeal the decision. Mac Allister, an Argentine star who joined the club for a substantial £45 million this summer, was making his Anfield debut when the incident occurred.
During the thrilling 3-1 victory for Liverpool, Mac Allister’s challenge on Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Christie resulted in the red card. However, upon review, it became evident that the challenge was mistimed and lacked significant force.
Replays indicated that there was minimal contact between Mac Allister’s boot and Christie’s leg. Even Bournemouth’s manager, Andoni Iraola, expressed his belief that the Argentina international did not deserve a red card for the incident.
Liverpool’s manager, Jurgen Klopp, joined the chorus of disagreement with the decision. In an interview following the match, Klopp stated that he understood how the situation might have appeared to the referee in the heat of the moment.
Frustrated by this outcome, Liverpool’s officials have taken the step to appeal the decision. The club has informed FA about their intention to challenge the red card and seek a reversal of the three-game ban imposed on Mac Allister.