Alexis Mac Allister was sent off on his home debut for Liverpool
If Mac Allister, a £35 million summer signing from Brighton, is not allowed to play at St James’ Park, it increases the chance Wataru Endo will be given a first start.
Manager Jurgen Klopp said on Saturday he disagreed with the decision to dismiss Mac Allister, which was upheld by VAR Paul Tierney, though he had some sympathy for Bramall.
He explained: “I 100 percent understand how it looks for the ref in that moment but when you see it back, it’s the inside of the foot with no power in it.
“We’ve seen harsher challenges that weren’t red cards that should’ve been. I think we should talk about it. If he said it was a yellow, the VAR wouldn’t have upgraded to a red card.
“Everything is lacking for a red card, the intensity. Yes, there was contact but there must be a different intention when it’s a red card. We will talk to the people about it.”
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