Reds lose Sevilla friendly after horrible challenge on Larouci

Liverpool suffered a late loss to Sevilla, but Sunday's result was overshadowed by Joris Gnagnon's horrendous tackle on Yasser Larouci.

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Liverpool defender Yasser Larouci is taken off the pitch on a stretcher during a club friendly between Liverpool FC and Sevilla FC on Sunday.   -  Getty Images

Liverpool's friendly against Sevilla was marred by a shocking challenge on Yasser Larouci that forced the Reds youngster to leave the field on a stretcher in Boston.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool suffered a late 2-1 loss to Sevilla, but Sunday's result was overshadowed by Joris Gnagnon's horrendous tackle on Larouci.

In a feisty game at Fenway Park, Sevilla substitute Gnagnon was shown a straight red card with 14 minutes remaining after wildly kicking out at Larouci. Larouci required lengthy treatment before the 18-year-old was taken away on a stretcher as tempers flared in the United States.

Despite Sevilla's numerical disadvantage, Julen Lopetegui's La Liga side was victorious thanks to Alejandro Pozo's 90th-minute winner. It came after Divock Origi had cancelled out Nolito's opener on the stroke of half-time with an emphatic close-range finish.

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