Fabregas enters Liverpool changing room to apologize to Ragnar Klavan

Cesc Fabregas gets sent off for a challenge on Ragnar Klavan
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Cesc Fabregas was sent off for a full-blooded challenge on Ragnar Klavan in Liverpool’s International Champions Cup tournament game against Chelsea this morning.

When Fabregas went in on Liverpool’s new signing with two feet the immediate thought was, “well, that’s that. He’s off.” And the Spaniard did receive his marching orders for a challenge you’d really not expect to find in a pre-season friendly.

What is really pleasing to hear is that Chelsea’s Spanish international went to Liverpool’s dressing room at full-time to apologize in person to Ragnar Klavan for a tackle that definitely hurt more than a little. The intensity in the fixture was welcome but dangerous tackles like the one that saw Fabregas miss the remainder of the game have no place in any football fixture.

However, we can easily forgive and forget the incident due to Fabregas’ humility and professionalism and willingness to apologize.

From the Liverpool Echo, Jürgen Klopp said:

“It’s a red card and I hope it’s not a mentality issue,”

“He (Fabregas) came in the dressing room and said sorry, he came too late in the challenge.

“Sometimes in life if you are too late then you get a red card. That’s how it was.

“It was just a knock for Klavan. I think he will be okay.”

There were five Liverpool players booked for rash challenges in an unusually intense pre-season friendly.

“It was a normal intensity with a few hard challenges,” he added.

“The players are not in 100% shape so sometimes they can be a bit late with their challenges. That’s how it is.

“The ref thought from the beginning he would show yellow cards.

“I don’t think the game was too hard but it was far away from a friendly game. That’s okay. That’s why we’re here.”

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.


  1. However, we can easily forgive and forget the incident due to Fabregas’ humility and professionalism and willingness to apologize.Your kidding RIGHT?

    You obviously have not seen what he was like last year with his bullying tactics and winding the opposition up and waving his hand in the red card gesture every five mins and his crowding the refs all the time etc.!!!!!


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