Video: Liverpool’s Chris Mavinga inflicts horrific head injury
One of the worst tackle you’re likely to see
Liverpool left-back Chris Mavinga was probably hoping to make an impression on the Reds’ new management team during his loan spell at Belgian club Genk. Instead he has made an impression on the head of Standard Liege star Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez.
The Moroccan needed reconstructive surgery after fracturing his cheek, nose and right eye socket.
Left-back Mavinga managed on over-the-ball challenge on a ball that was bouncing. He attempted to clear the ball as Carcela-Gonzalez ran onto it, but instead nearly put his opponent’s head into row Z.
Mavinga picked up a yellow card, which is considerably preferable to reconstructive surgery.