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Liverpool FC forward Cody Gakpo breaks silence on ‘painful’ Tyrone Mings challenge at Anfield

Liverpool FC winger Cody Gakpo discusses Tyrone Mings’ challenge that earned the defender a yellow card at Anfield.

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Liverpool FC forward Cody Gakpo showing referee referee John Brooks apparent stud marks on his body following the Tyrone Mings’ high boot incident at Anfield.

Liverpool FC forward Cody Gakpo has spoken out after sustaining a “heavy hit” from Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings during Sunday’s match at Anfield.

Tyrone Mings’ high boot caught Gakpo in the midriff as the two players went for the same ball in the first half, with the .

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Although many supporters and commentators believed the challenge may have merited a red card, Brooks only issued Mings a yellow card for it. Cody Gakpo provided his own feedback on the challenge after the game.

Brooks issued Tyrone Mings a yellow card for the challenge, while many supporters and pundits believe it should have been a red. Cody Gakpo shared his opinion on the challenge after the contest.

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While he did not clearly state whether he thought his opponent Tyrone Mings deserved a red card, he did make a suggestion that Liverpool FC should. “carry on” and “accept” the decision that Brooks made.

“It was a heavy hit but the ref decided to give a yellow card then we have to just carry on,” Gakpo told Astro Super Sport, per the Liverpool Echo. “We just play and accept it.”

“It was painful,” Gakpo added. “I just hope it wasn’t anything serious and that I could play through. I was okay.”

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