Daniel Agger looks for red card appeal

Daniel Agger is hoping he can persuade Liverpool to appeal against his red card during the Reds’ 3-0 defeat to West Brom on Saturday.

Agger was given his marching orders shortly into the second half when he was adjudged by referee Phil Dowd to have brought down Shane Long inside the penalty area.

When asked by the press whether he wanted the club to appeal Dowd’s decision in hope of avoiding the one match ban that awaits him, he replied, “Of course.”

“Referees are only human. They make mistakes as well. I was unlucky to be involved in one of the mistakes. It’s frustrating but that’s part of the game. I’ve seen it again and again on the television and there is no contact.”

Should Liverpool appeal and be unsuccessful, Agger’s ban would be increased to two games.

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