Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas has apologised to Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan for the studs-up challenge which saw the midfielder sent off in their International Champions Cup clash in Pasadena.
The Spain international slid in and caught the new signing on the top of his foot in the second half of the Blues’ 1-0 win and the referee Baldomero Toledo immediately brandished a red card.
However, Fabregas sought out the Estonia international afterwards to offer his apologies.
“It’s a red card. He [Fabregas] came by us in the dressing room and said sorry,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed.
“He came too late in the challenge, of course. Sometimes in life if you are too late you get a red card, especially in football.”