From sizzling South Bend to the Boston furnace, Liverpool’s pre-season tour of the USA threatened to boil over.
Beaten by Borussia Dortmund on Friday, the Reds found themselves embroiled in the most ill-tempered of ‘friendlies’ against old foes Sevilla here at Fenway Park. They lost 2-1.
This was a game that will live in the memory, but not for the right reasons. The Spaniards’ robust approach left a mark, quite literally.