Jamie Carragher absolutely weighed into Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori in the Sky Sports studio last night, and rightly so.
The Argentine was sent off for a nasty tackle on Divock Origi, which saw our Belgian forward leave the field on a stretcher – and shockingly – Funes Mori kissed his badge as he exited – like he was proud of what just happened.
Kiss badgedswhen you score goals, not when you end a player’s season with a dirty challenge…
“He has let himself down with the challenge,” Carragher began.
“It happens in football. I’ve made bad challenges and other players have made bad challenges, but going off the pitch he was kissing his badge to the Everton fans.
“I was made up he went off in some ways because it helped Liverpool get more goals, but why was he kissing the badge?
“Number one, he has only been here for two minutes and number two, why is he playing to the crowd because he has injured a Liverpool player? Are they going to be happy with that?
They were getting battered in the game and he’s now going to miss the biggest game of the season when they’ve got Jagielka out.
“It’s embarrassing. What is he doing? Everton fans won’t fall for that nonsense.
“It was the only challenge anyone put in by the way, but it was a bad one.”
You can’t argue with anything Carragher has said. Everton were lifeless, so for Funes Mori to pretend he’s ‘taking one for the team’ when the Toffees lay there and died is ridiculous.
It was the most one-sided Merseyside Derby we can remember in a very, very long time – and we hope the defender is embarrassed by his actions last night – and privately apologises to Origi as well.
Our youngster would have played a huge part from now until the end of the season, but now it looks unlikely he’ll feature again.