The narratives from the fixture between Tottenham and Liverpool last weekend seems to linger on, and now Liverpool’s Alexis Mac Allister could be at the end of it.
Alexis Mac Allister finds himself under scrutiny as he could potentially face disciplinary action from the Football Association (FA) due to comments made about the match referee, Simon Hooper.
Liverpool suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Tottenham last Saturday, marking their first league loss of the season.
The match took a dramatic turn when Joel Matip inadvertently scored an own goal deep into stoppage time, handing Tottenham a last-minute victory.
Liverpool’s woes were compounded as they were reduced to nine men during the game. Curtis Jones received a red card after a controversial VAR review, while second-half substitute Diogo Jota picked up two yellow cards.
Liverpool fans expressed their frustration, believing that a Spurs player should have been sent off during the match, and they pointed to what they perceive as an ‘error’ made by referee Simon Hooper.
Manager Jurgen Klopp now faces the challenge of preparing for their next league fixture without the services of Jones and Jota due to suspensions. Additionally, there is uncertainty surrounding the availability of Alexis Mac Allister.
Mac Allister, the Argentine midfielder, took to social media after the match to vent his frustration. On a celebratory post by Spurs’ Cristian Romero, he commented, “Normal when you have 12 players.”
This comment has raised the possibility of an FA charge against Mac Allister for questioning the integrity of the match referee.
In a double blow for Liverpool, the team itself could also be subject to an FA investigation following their defeat to Tottenham.
Jurgen Klopp’s side is set to return to action on Thursday as they face Union Saint-Gilloise in the Europa League before resuming their league campaign on Sunday against Brighton.
The looming FA charges and the absence of key players could add to the challenges facing the Reds in the coming games.