Jurgen Klopp says Yasser Larouci looks to have avoided a serious injury after being hacked down by Sevilla man Joris Gnagnon last night – but the Reds boss admits his player was fortunate if that is the case.
Gnagnon’s kick out on Larouci has to be seen to be believed. It was one of the worst ‘tackles’ we’ve seen on a football pitch and an absolute disgrace – not lest because it was a meaningless game. You can watch the tackle by clicking here.
Via the Evening Standard, Klopp said: “It looks like he was lucky. Of course, how it always is with these things we have to wait a little bit. We don’t know 100 per cent. It looks like he was lucky; I spoke to the Doc and that’s what he said. But we have to see.”
Sevilla did tweet to send Larouci their best wishes, but the French-Algerian full-back was not the only player who got injured during the game.
Everyone at Sevilla FC wishes Yasser Larouci a full and fast recovery after tonight's game.
— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) July 22, 2019
Harry Wilson recieved an elbow to the face, while a series of tackles worthy of yellow cards from a variety of Sevilla players went unpunished. The referee could easily have sent off a couple more of the Spanish side’s players, making a mockery of it being a ‘friendly’.
We don’t think Sevilla will be one of the Reds opponent’s next summer, that is for sure.