Gary Neville discusses whether he believes Curtis Jones should have been dismissed against Tottenham today.

Gary Neville was not happy with the decision to send Curtis Jones off for Liverpool today.

The Reds were given their third red card of the Premier League season on Sunday, with Jones the latest to be given his marching orders.

It looked a little harsh on the 22-year-old, and commentating for Sky Sports, Gary Neville said that there was no intent from the Liverpool man.

Curtis Jones

“I know when you’re doing someone, he wasn’t there to do someone,” said the pundit. “He’s showing him the end motion [on the VAR screen], but that’s not how it’s ended up there.

“His foot just slips over the top of the ball. Not for me a red card and it’s going to ruin the game.”

Liverpool see red again

What is going on with Liverpool this season. Over Jurgen Klopp’s time at the club so far, the Reds have barely seen a player sent off.

But after just six-and-a-half Premier League games, three players have now seen red.

Just like the decision to send Alexis Mac Allister off against Bournemouth, this was another dodgy one.

Curtis Jones

It was over the ball from Jones, that’s not up for debate. But there was no malice at all from the academy graduate.

Rather, as Neville says, he won the ball, then slipped over the top of it. In slow motion it looks terrible, but watch it in full speed and you can see the true nature of the challenge.

With the Reds a man down, it wasn’t long before they faced another slightly dubious decision from the officials. Luis Diaz was adjudged to be offside when he swept home a pass from Mohamed Salah. But even though it looked incredibly tight, the check was over within seconds. Bizarre.

From then on, it looked like only really going one way in the first half. As he usually does, Son Heung-Min popped up to score against Liverpool again. Thankfully, Cody Gakpo answered back in added time, game on!

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