Liverpool player with the most red cards in Premier League history
Who are the Liverpool players with the most red cards of all time? Which Liverpool players have been red carded the most? Liverpool player with the most red cards? Here we will look at the Liverpool players with the most red cards in the last five seasons. So which Liverpool players got the most red cards? Well we are going to find out.
Some of the most aggressive Liverpool legends have also acquired a lot of red cards. So this list should show us who the most physical Liverpool players were based on stats.
Liverpool players with the most red cards in the 2018/19 season
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Only two Liverpool players received a red card during the 2018/19 season. They were captain Jordan Henderson and vice-captain James Milner. Both players received two yellow cards and from the same referee- John Moss.
Henderson’s sending off was the first to occur. This happened during Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Watford. Henderson received his first yellow card during the hour-mark and received his second yellow following a foul on Etienne Capoue. The Liverpool captain subsequently missed the season’s first Merseyside Derby.
Milner’s sending off came during one of the most thrilling Premier League encounters of the season between Liverpool and Crystal Palace. He received his first yellow during the 82nd minute of the match before fouling Wilfried Zaha which propelled referee Jonathan Moss (who was Milner’s PE teacher in school) to give Milner his marching orders. Liverpool eventually won the match 4-3.
Liverpool players with most red cards during the 2017/18 season
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Like the 2018/19 season, Liverpool had two red cards during the 2017/18 season. Joe Gomez and Sadio Mane were the ones who received the red cards.
Mane was the first to be sent off, this coming in Liverpool’s Premier League fixture against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. The Senegal forward had a collision with City goalkeeper Ederson during which, Mane’s boot hit the Brazilian in the jaw.
Referee Jonathan Moss gave Mane a straight red card while Ederson received treatment on the pitch for a while before being stretchered off. Manchester City eventually won the game 5-0.
Gomez’s red card came just four days after Mane’s during Liverpool’s Champions League opener against Sevilla at Anfield. The young defender received his first yellow card in the 64th and his second during the dying minutes of the game. The match eventually ended in a 2-2 draw.
Liverpool players with most red cards in the 2016/17 season
The Reds had 60 yellow cards during the 2016/17 season but not a single red card.
Liverpool players with the most red cards in the 2015/16 season
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3 Liverpool players received red cards during the 2015/16 season. All of those red cards came in the Premier League and were double yellows.
Philippe Coutinho was the first Liverpool player to be sent off, this happening during the Reds’ match against West Ham at Anfield. Liverpool were already trailing 2-0 against the Hammers when Coutinho received his first yellow card. Seven minutes later, the Brazilian fouled Dimitri Payet and referee Kevin Friend gave Coutinho a second yellow and his marching orders. Liverpool eventually lost the match 0-3. This was Liverpool’s first league defeat of the season.
James Milner was the second one to be sent off, this happening during Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Milner received his first yellow during the 40th minute and his second just after the hour-mark. Liverpool were trailing 1-0 when Milner was off but went on to win the match thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke.
The third red card for Liverpool came during their 3-1 defeat to Swansea City at Liberty Stadium. Brad Smith was the one to be sent off in the 76th minute after receiving his second yellow card.
Liverpool player with the most red cards in the 2014/15 season
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Four Liverpool players received red cards during the 2014/15 season. Three of them received during the Premier League while Lazar Markovic’s red card came during the Champions League.
Markovic received a straight red card in the 60th minute during Liverpool’s final group game against FC Basel. The match ended 1-1 but Liverpool were out of the competition.
Liverpool’s first Premier League red card came during their 2-2 draw against Arsenal. Fabio Borini was the one to be sent off after receiving two yellow cards within as many cards.
The recipient of Liverpool’s third red card of the season was none other than their legend Steven Gerrard. Gerrard came on as a substitute for Adam Lallana during Liverpool’s match against Manchester United at Anfield. Less than 40 seconds after coming on, Gerrard stamped on Ander Herrera and referee Martin Atkinson showed Gerrard a straight red.
Liverpool’s final red card of the season came in the following encounter against Arsenal. Emre Can received two yellow cards in an eventual 4-1 defeat for Liverpool.