Injury update on Liverpool defender after ill-tempered challenge in Sevilla 'friendly': Jurgen Klopp gives update on Yasser Larouci injury
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Yasser Larouci’s injury may not be as bad as first feared after the player was stretchered off in Sunday night’s Fenway Park ‘friendly’ game against Sevilla.
Klopp watched on in dismay as young left-back Larouci was taken out of the game by a terrible tackle from Sevilla’s French defender Joris Gnagnon.
@MelissaReddy_ It wasn't a tackle - it was an assault by @Gnagnon_39 Let's pray he hasn't broke 18-year-old Yasser Larouci leg. #LFC 🙏🙏🙏— Phil (@Phillip_Thomaz ) 2019-07-21T23:55:52Z
Gnagnon rightly received a straight red card for his despicable challenge on the 18-year-old who had been impressing the Liverpool coaching staff with his displays so far during The Reds’ summer fixtures.
A clearly annoyed Klopp was asked for further details on Larouci’s injury in his post-match press conference. The German manager gave what information he could without commenting on the Sevilla player directly.
Larouci had made a serious claim to be Liverpool’s back-up left-back with his performances in recent games so let’s hope this injury doesn’t set his development back too far.
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