Liverpool got defeated along with the Mascherano’s red card
Sunday’s match between the Portsmouth and Liverpool witnessed several warnings including the sending off of Mascherano just before the half time. The sending off of the Liverpool player indeed let the reds move on a back foot. The victory of the Pompey thanks to Nadir and Piquionne is surely enough to initiate the hope of survival in the Premier League though Liverpool lost their sure chances to finish off within the first four and are now presently under utmost uncertainty.
The coach went furious over the match referee as he produced a red card to one of the red geniuses. Mascherano’s red card will now keep him away from playing four of his forthcoming matches and will suffer a suspension. The match could possibly be a master game but ultimately it ended up with a victory along with two yellow cards for the Pompey. Portsmouth suffered the first warning as Yebda got his yellow card at the very moment of half time. Lucas, Torres and Johnson followed him in the very second half. The desperation of Liverpool could be possibly imagined with the successive three yellow cards. Torres’s efforts at the Pompey crossbar were refused each and every time.
Mascherano’s dismissal from the match really was the turning point. The Argentine midfielder had a reckless and nasty collision against Tal Ben Haim. With the consultation with the fourth referee Mascherano eventually witnessed a red card and was sent off the ground before the half time whistle blew off in the forty fourth minute.
The desperation of Tress was visualized as the match went longer and longer. He eventually fouled the striker that earned him a precious vision of a yellow card. With eight minutes remaining in hand, Pinquionne scored the match winning goal as he latched along the cross forwarded superbly to him by Boateng.