Liverpool’s recent injury crisis in defence shows why they were looking at signing another defender this summer, but it looks like they might have dogged a bullet by passing on Aissa Mandi.
There were even reports earlier this summer that Liverpool had agreed a fee with Real Betis and the deal was set to go through, but it eventually didn’t happen and the rumours faded away.
He’s a versatile defender who can cover anywhere across the back line and usually looks pretty solid, but he managed to get sent off tonight with a pair of stupid bookings within a minute:
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The first one comes after a poor piece of control and you could even argue that a red could’ve been given for that foul, so the second one is utterly needless and makes it easy for the ref.
Maybe it looks like Liverpool dodged a bullet here after all.