Why Liverpool Avoided The Risk of Disqualification Like Casemiro


Casemiro became the last Premier League player to receive a one-match suspension for a fifth yellow card, but this does not pose a danger for Liverpool.

The Manchester United midfielder received a warning for a cynical challenge to Wilfred Zaa in the 1-1 match with Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, which ruled out his trip to Arsenal.

It was the Brazilian’s fifth yellow card in the Premier League, which means that he will have to miss one game according to the rules of the English top division.

He, along with 23 other players, missed at least one game due to the counting of yellow cards in the first half of the season, and Ruben Neves (seven) received more warnings than any other player.

But Jurgen Klopp is not worried about anyone from his team getting a one-match suspension, as Liverpool will play their 19th league match on Saturday.

When Chelsea visit Anfield during the lunch break, the Reds will officially reach the middle of the match in the Premier League.

The rules of the Premier League provide for a one-match suspension if a player receives five yellow cards in the first 19 games.

No Liverpool player currently has four cards, and Trent Alexander-Arnold (three) is the closest, and therefore no one will be able to reach the five-card mark against Chelsea.

Joe Gomez, Fabinho, Thiago and the injured Luis Diaz are the only two players, and seven — Harvey Elliott, Virgil van Dijk, Kostas Tsimikas, Jordan Henderson, Darwin Nunez, Joel Matip and Diogo Hota — received one warning each in the league. .

There is still a possibility of suspension for two matches later in the season, when any player who has received 10 warnings up to and including the 32nd league match is forced to miss two games.

Of course, a red card will also lead to a suspension, usually for up to three games, as was the case when Nunez was dismissed for headbutting Palace defender Joachim Andersen in August.

However, at the moment there is no risk that a Liverpool player faces a one-match suspension like Casemiro.


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