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According to an ESPN analyst, a 22-year-old Liverpool player might have been dismissed last night, 

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Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones was lucky not to receive a red card against Leicester City last night.
During Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup victory, Jones dominated the team from an unfamiliar position at right-back.

Overall, the 22-year-old performed well in his new role as expected, drifting up at every opportunity. But according to ESPN analyst Frank LeBeouf, Jones’ night could very well be cut short.

“Maybe you talked about Chelsea’s red card, but you didn’t talk about Jones’ elbow in the first half,” said the former France international. “Maybe the referee could have looked and decided differently and maybe that would have changed the result.”

Despite complaining about the possible sending off, LeBeouf admitted that Liverpool deserved to win on the night.

“It was an interesting game. I liked the pace of the game, the pace of the game,” said the expert. “Leicester are not very far from the Premier League. You could see they still have that power and strength, but Liverpool have come back bigger and stronger. It was justified to score three goals and win.

Jones escapes Leicester penalty
If Liverpool had gone down to 10 men in the first half while 1-0 up, it certainly could have changed the result.
However, you feel it wouldn’t do the reds too much of a disfavor.

In fact, Leicester themselves have been incredibly lucky. Fortunately, they weren’t two or three goals down by the time halftime rolled around.

The Reds absolutely hammered them from the moment they went after it to the referee, who was cracking up everywhere. Of course, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez both missing, Jones’ red card would have raised the question of who came in on the right.

But with Stefan Bajcetic coming off the bench later in the game and Wataru Endo possibly an option, Liverpool would have been fine.

Without VAR, Kasey McAteer’s challenge on Jones would never have been enough of a red card. Leicester may look tough, but last night’s result was never in doubt.

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