Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori has come out to apologise for his tackle on Liverpool star Divock Origi.
The 25-year-old received a red card for his harsh ‘tackle’ on the striker which saw him forced off the game on a stretcher after damaging his ankle.
Origi managed to net the opener for his side in the 4-0 victory over the Toffees, but is now awaiting the results of further medical scans.
Mori came out to voice his regret for the mentioned incident, admitting that it was never his intention to harm a rival or a colleague.
“I very much regret what happened yesterday. It was never my intention to harm a rival nor my colleagues [by] leaving the field,” he said.
“And regarding Divock Origi, I fervently hope it’s nothing serious and know that was never my intention to hurt [him]. I ask my apologies [sic] for what happened.”
— Ramiro Funes Mori (@funesmoriofi25) April 21, 2016
The result has put the future of Everton boss Roberto Martinez in further doubt as his side have now gone nine Premier League matches without a single win.
Meanwhile, the Reds are slowly moving up the table, and they now find themselves sitting in seventh place after winning their last three matches in the league.