Japanese international Wataru Endo (30, Liverpool) has caused a stir with his reckless play.
Liverpool defeated Brentford 3-0 in the 12th round of the 2023-24 Premier League at Anfield in Liverpool, England on Wednesday. With 27 points, Liverpool moved into second place in the league behind Manchester City (28 points).
Japan international Wataru Endo made his first Premier League start. He played the full game and scored the winning goal.
There was a controversial moment. In the ninth minute of the second half, Endo collided with Christian Norgard in midfield as he tried to steal the ball. Endo raised his foot high and made a dangerous play, 온라인카지노 but no card was shown. It went to video review, but there was no warning.
After the game, Brentford manager Thomas Frank was furious: “If you look at the VAR, Endo definitely raised his foot. I think it’s a clear red card. If Rashford is a red card and Curtis Jones is a red card, then Endo is a red card.”
The problem is that Endo has a history of making the same risky plays. Wataru was shown a yellow card in the 34th minute of the Europa League match against Toulouse on October 10 for a dangerous tackle on an opponent. Endo targeted his opponent’s ankle, not the ball. Endo then made another rough tackle in the 40th minute, but was not sent off.
“Rashford was sent off for a similar play to Endo,” said ‘Legend’ Joe Cole. Endo should have been sent off too.”