By Dominic King for MailOnline
Published: 06:22 BST, 22 July 2019 | Updated: 06:24 BST, 22 July 2019
Liverpool branded Sevilla's behaviour 'a disgrace' after Yasser Larouci, a highly-regarded young defender, was put on crutches following a horror challenge.
Larouci, who was a member of the squad that won last season's FA Youth Cup, was kicked up in the air by Sevilla defender Joris Gnagnon midway through the second half of his side's 2-1 defeat in Boston. It was the lowest moment of a spiteful game that had several flash points.
The 18-year-old Algerian left Fenway Park with his right leg in a brace and he will undergo a scan later on Monday. Jurgen Klopp would not discuss the tackle, for which Gnagnon apologised on Twitter, but there was a depth of ill-feeling within the squad about a number of incidents.
Gnagnon was sent off for kicking 18-year-old full back Yasser Larouci off his feet in second half
Larouci, an Algerian defender used on Liverpool's tour, left the pitch on a stretcher after tackle
Ever Banega, the Argentine midfielder, pinpointed Harry Wilson. He was booked for a 12th minute foul on the Wales international but later on elbowed him in the jaw and poked him in the eye. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, meanwhile, was on the end of three heavy tackles.
Nothing was more alarming, though, than the way Gnagnon chopped Larouci down. Though he tried to initially get up, the pain was too much and he crumpled to the floor before he was taken off on a stretcher. It left Virgil van Dijk and James Milner, the two vice-captains, enraged.
'I saw it inside and especially when it happens against a young guy who playing pretty raw this season, it's not great to see,' said Van Dijk. 'It says something about him (Gnagnon). You don't want to have injuries