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Liverpool left to count cost of defeat to Sevilla in feisty Fenway Park friendly | Football


Alejandro Pozo scored in the 90th minute to give Sevilla a 2-1 victory over Liverpool at Fenway Park on Sunday in a game that was friendly in name only.

The Spanish side finished with 10 players after Gnagnon Joris kicked the legs out from under Liverpool midfielder Yasser Larouci in the 76th minute; Larouci crashed to the turf, remained down for several minutes and was taken off on a stretcher.

Fans in Boston did not get to see many of their favourites, with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino all resting from international tournaments, along with goalkeeper Alisson.

Liverpool dominated early, but it was Sevilla who scored first when the ball found Nolito in the penalty area and he made it 1-0 in the 37th minute. Divock Origi levelled in the 44th minute when a header deflected to him at the post and he buried it.

Liverpool midfielder Harry Wilson departed just before half-time after apparently getting poked in the eye. But that was nothing compared to the challenge that resulted in a straight red card for Joris.

The teams substituted liberally at half-time, with every Liverpool player except Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaced. Four Sevilla players stayed in to start the second half.



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