Sevilla: Gnagnon apologises after moment of madness against Liverpool
Sevilla Saw red for kicking out at Larouci
Sevilla defeated Liverpool 2-1 in a friendly at Fenway Park on Sunday night, but there was a sour taste to the win as Joris Gnagnon was sent off and heavily criticised for kicking out at Yasser Larouci.
While the scores were locked at 1-1, the Sevilla defender swung his leg out at the 18-year-old, seemingly frustrated that his own side hadn’t been awarded a freekick moments earlier.
Larouci had to be stretchered off, but Jurgen Klopp was optimistic about the injury afterwards and explained that it could have been worse.
Gnagnon later took to social media to issue an apology for his conduct.
“I would like to publicly apologise to Liverpool, to the family of the player and the supporters,” the 22-year-old Frenchman said.
“It was an odious act on my part.
“Whatever the reason for it, it’s not what should be seen on a football pitch.
“All my prayers are with the player and his family.”
Apart from that incident, there were a lot of positives for Sevilla to take away from this win over the European champions, as Alejandro Pozo and Nolito scored their goals.
Divock Origi, meanwhile, got the goal for the English side.