Liverpool handed triple boost v Newcastle United as Jurgen Klopp ‘talks to the authorities’

Liverpool midfielder Alexis Mac Allister has been handed a reprieve ahead of this weekend’s visit to Newcastle United.
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Liverpool will have Alexis Mac Allister available for this Sunday’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United after successfully having his red card overturned.

The Reds beat Bournemouth 3-1 on Saturday afternoon but the victory was slightly overshadowed by Mac Allister’s dismissal in the 58th minute for a challenge on Ryan Christie.

VAR stuck by referee Thomas Bramall’s on-field decision but Klopp revealed after the game he would ‘talk to the authorities’ to see if the Argentine’s three-match ban could be rescinded.

Liverpool midfielder Alexis Mac Allister. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)Liverpool midfielder Alexis Mac Allister. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Liverpool midfielder Alexis Mac Allister. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

“I saw it back. The amount of time I’ve been asked about it, it’s worth discussing it again, which we will probably do,” Klopp said. “I asked Macca and he said: ‘I touched him not really’. After the game, I saw it back and if you have a list of points what is needed for a red card, beside contact, no other box is ticked.

“It’s a decision we all agree, if it’s a yellow card we not overturning it, if it’s a red card then we are not overturning it because there’s no clear and obvious [error]. The punishment of 40 minutes with 10 men is already punishment enough but let’s see, I don’t know. We have to talk to the authorities.”

Liverpool’s appeal was successful, the FA announced on Tuesday evening. A Reds statement read: “Alexis Mac Allister will not serve a suspension after a successful appeal against the red card he received during Saturday’s victory over AFC Bournemouth.

“The Liverpool midfielder was sent off in the second half of the Premier League fixture following a tackle on Ryan Christie.

“A club appeal against the suspension has now been upheld by an Independent Regulatory Commission, meaning Mac Allister is eligible for selection when the Reds travel to Newcastle United on Sunday.”

Elsewhere, Liverpool have also been handed a double selection boost with both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Luis Diaz pictured in training this week.

Alexander-Arnold was forced off with a knock against the Cherries and was spotted with an ice pack around his ankle at the end of the game.

Diaz, meanwhile, departed in the 86th minute after receiving treatment. The Colombian international spent six months of last season on the sidelines with a serious knee problem.