The 22-year-old’s challenge for the ball saw his foot go over the top and land stud first into Yves Bissouma’s lower leg in the first half at Tottenham.
Referee Simon Hooper initially deemed the challenge a yellow card but after being directed to the pitch side screen after advice from VAR Darren England, he upgraded the punishment to a red card.
In the 26th minute, it left the Reds with 10 men once again after another bewildering decision from the officials that showed the rules are in need of a review.
As it stands, Jones will receive a three-match ban – which is the norm with straight red cards for violent conduct or serious foul play.
That means the midfielder would miss the following games:
- Brighton (A) – Sunday, October 8
- Everton (H) – Saturday, October 21
- Nottingham Forest (H) – Sunday, October 29
Only a red for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity warrants a one-match ban, and while Liverpool could yet appeal the red card, as they did with Alexis Mac Allister, the case isn’t as clear cut – far from it.