Liverpool's Alisson Sent Off For Handling Outside The Box Against Brighton
Alisson Becker has been sent off for Liverpool after bizarrely handling the ball outside the box.
Liverpool were 2-0 up against Brighton and looked comfortable heading into the final stages.
Graham Potter's side had played a long ball forward for Leandro Trossard who managed to get ahead of Dejan Lovren.
It has been a brilliant day for Liverpool - but they didn't have it all their own way v Brighton! :trophy:- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 30, 2019
Trossard then tried to chip the onrushing Alisson who instinctively raised his arm to block the ball looping over his head.
The referee realised what the Brazilian had done and saw himself given his marching orders.
Brighton then received a free-kick which Lewis Dunk smartly dispatched past substitute keeper Adrian to make it 2-1.
Liverpool fans couldn't believe the actions of their keeper.
ALISSON WTF R YOU DOING
- Kamran (@TruRedTV) November 30, 2019
I just want to know what went through Alisson's head. Is he dumb?
- 15 (@RedManOx) November 30, 2019
Oh my, Alisson gets a red card for turning into Superman. https://t.co/EiyNSIeEk5
- Football News (@RaghavSM4) November 30, 2019
Alisson ffs should've just let it in
- The Irish Red (@TheIrishRed0_0) November 30, 2019
Alisson has been sent off here for handball outside his area. A long ball played over the top for Trossard to chase and Alisson raced off his line to try and deal with it.
He swotted the ball away with his right arm outside the box and that's a red. pic.twitter.com/AKbkrIJJZ7
- Lilian Chan (@bestgug) November 30, 2019
It's a huge blow to Liverpool who will be without their number one goalkeeper for the next three games.
One of those games includes the Merseyside derby on Wednesday night.
Alisson's red card means he will miss
:x: Watford pic.twitter.com/hJ5Hl7X7sl
- Goal (@goal) November 30, 2019
Despite the sending off, Liverpool managed to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points.
Virgil van Dijk scored headers in the first half to put Jurgen Klopp's side in a commanding position.
But the red card did create a nervy end to the game as Adrian looked far from convincing.
Despite failing to keep a clean sheet again, Liverpool are miles ahead of the chasing pack at the top of the Premier League.
Manchester City's 2-2 draw with Newcastle United earlier in the day also gave 'The Reds' more breathing room at the top.
But their next three games will be tricky without their number one shot-stopper.