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Alexis Mac Allister wins appeal against red card versus Bournemouth

Liverpool’s Alexis Mac Allister will not serve a suspension for the red card he received against Bournemouth following a successful appeal, as confirmed by the club’s official website.

During Saturday’s 3-1 victory for Liverpool, referee Thomas Bramall dismissed the Argentina international for a challenge on Ryan Christie in the 58th minute.

Due to the controversy surrounding Mac Allister’s sending-off, Liverpool filed an appeal against the decision, and an independent regulatory commission has now granted the Reds’ request.

After an unconvincing display against Chelsea in their opening fixture, Liverpool secured a much-needed return to winning ways last time out, although Mac Allister’s red card made life a little bit complicated for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Mac Allister’s availability this week is a big boost for Liverpool as they prepare to visit St James’ Park for a mouth-watering clash against Newcastle United.

Despite featuring as a defensive midfielder in each of his side’s first two matches, Mac Allister could be set for a different role this weekend, with Wataru Endo poised to make his full debut.

Endo was recently signed from Stuttgart as Liverpool went in search of urgent midfield reinforcements after missing out on both Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia to Chelsea.

His arrival is not expected to be Liverpool’s last piece of business in the middle of the park, as they also remain interested in Ryan Gravenberch and Andre.

Gravenberch has struggled for game time since joining Bayern and moving away from the Allianz Arena could represent the best chance of getting his career back on track.

Meanwhile, Andre is keen on a switch to Liverpool from Fluminense, but the Brazilian outfit are resisting a sale, meaning that Liverpool will have to trigger his €40 million release clause.

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