Liverpool’s Alexis Mac Allister might find himself in hot water with the Football Association (FA) due to his post-match comments criticizing the referee following Liverpool’s recent heartbreaking loss to Tottenham.
In what was their first league defeat of the season, Liverpool suffered last-minute agony at the hands of Tottenham at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last Saturday.
The match was marred by controversy, including a red card for Curtis Jones after a contentious VAR review and Diogo Jota picking up two yellow cards.
Fans and even Liverpool‘s manager, Jurgen Klopp, believe that referee Simon Hooper made critical errors, leading to further potential scrutiny from the FA.
Liverpool’s Defeat and Controversial Refereeing Decision
In their recent match against Tottenham, Liverpool, previously unbeaten in the league, faced a devastating loss in the dying moments of the game.
Joel Matip’s own goal during stoppage time handed Tottenham all three points, leaving Liverpool fans and the team in shock.
The match took an even more controversial turn when Curtis Jones received a red card after VAR intervention.
Liverpool supporters argued that a Spurs player should have faced similar disciplinary action, further intensifying the debate regarding the referee’s performance.
Mac Allister’s Criticism of Simon Hooper
The post-match controversy escalated when Argentine midfielder Alexis Mac Allister took to social media to express his frustration.
Commenting on Cristian Romero’s celebratory post, he wrote: “Normal when you have 12 players.”
These comments are now under the FA’s scrutiny, and Mac Allister could potentially face charges for questioning the integrity of the match referee.
Liverpool’s FA Wrap
In addition to the potential FA charge facing Mac Allister, Liverpool as a whole may also find themselves in hot water due to the events surrounding their defeat against Spurs.
The FA is likely to examine the circumstances more closely, raising questions about the referee’s decisions and their impact on the game.
Liverpool, with their setbacks and challenges, now prepare for their upcoming fixtures.
Jurgen Klopp’s team will be without Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota for their next league game, and Mac Allister’s availability is also in doubt.
The team faces Union Saint-Gilloise in the Europa League on Thursday, followed by a crucial league match against Brighton on Sunday.
Liverpool is keen to regain their winning momentum and put the recent controversies behind them.