Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was shown a straight red card for a foul on new Liverpool signing Ragnar Klaven in a pre-season friendly in the US.
Fabregas, 29, went into the challenge with a raised boot and the referee at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl had no hesitation.
Chelsea were 1-0 winners on the night, with defender Gary Cahill heading in after 10 minutes following a corner.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed Fabregas went into Liverpool’s dressing room after the game to apologise.
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