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Liverpool’s Ben Doak in shock brawl with two red cards given to Porto in UEFA Youth League

Liverpool’s Ben Doak was left in shock following bloodied brawl with two red cards given to Porto in this week’s UEFA Youth League game.

A 1-1 draw played out at Liverpool’s AXA Training Centre with the hosts winning 6-5 when to came down to penalties for a place in the semi final, against Sporting.

Jesus Diaz, Luis’ brother, stepped up and missed a chance to win the shootout, before a further penalty was then dispatched by Luca Stephenson after with a miss from Umaro Cande wrapping it up for the Reds.

This sparked a melee that quickly turned into something very nasty with both sets of players and staff having to get involved.

Barry Lewtas admitted he has talked to his players after the mass brawl immediately after their UEFA Youth League penalty shootout victory over FC Porto.

“Whether there was a little bit of antagonising I don’t know,” said Lewtas, as per Liverpool Echo. “It would be really unfair for me to comment. It was a shame the way it went. I could sense from the bench that a few things went against them (Porto) it could go a certain way.

“Sometimes you have 30-odd young boys there and it can spill over. It was a bit disappointing because it looked like the playground a little bit towards the end. And I don’t think our performance replicated that.

“Listen, I’ve just spoken to the players then. We spoke about the way they behave on the way across [from the pitch to the changing rooms]. I think once you do settle down and the emotion comes out, you can behave in a certain way. I think the lads have calmed down and gone in.

“Obviously, I saw what was happening and it wasn’t the best scenes but at the same time, I don’t know what happened. And I think sometimes when players do run and celebrate at the end of a penalty shootout players can come together.”

Doak, a highly rated 17-year-old winger, emerged with a busted lip after things eventually calmed down minutes later.

The incident resulted in Lewis Koumas, along with two Porto players, being shown a red card after the full-time whistle.

Doak didn’t let the incident mess with his head too much and took to Instagram Stories to post a photo of the moment that the decisive penalty was not given.

The caption was: “Onto the quarters,” with a smiling face, sweaty and exhaling.

It’s been a good week for Doak having been in superb form with the U21s in their huge 7-1 win over Leicester City where he netted twice and played a part in the other five goals.

“We work closely with the first team and our job is to develop the players, put them in an environment where they can flourish and hopefully then, with the support we have from Pep and Vitor in particular, we are able to move boys across,” Lewtas said prior to yesterday’s game speaking to Liverpoolfc.com.

“Ben has done ever so well. It’s OK getting an opportunity and earning it but I think Ben has grabbed it and done ever so well.

“So, it’s up to him to maintain that, but he’s a real focused boy and I’m sure that he will do.”

This is what social media users said with Liverpool’s Ben Doak in a shock brawl as two red cards are also given to Porto in the UEFA Youth League fixture…

@ArshadUwais: Wait I’m confused. What happened to warrant that

@OwenWebster05: Couldn’t handle the loss, rattled as always.

@SixTimesLFC: Disappointed his teammates didn’t back him tbh, only a few even tried to help, rest stood and watched, back your teammates always..

@kylecambolfc: Hahaha belter that

@ReallyDexter14: Ben Doak’s got the dawwwwg in him 😂

@KopiteNick: Young reds are always fighting in Europe 👊🏼

@DecorusPt: how typical it is…youths from Porto starting fights after matches they lose…

@SheaDevlin03: Mental scenes at end of Liverpool u19 vs Portugal u19 youth league punches thrown ben doak lip busted🤣🤣 Love itt #UEFAYouthLeague

@TCorkey7: Ben doak having straightners at the end of that u19 game then get him in the 1st team kids got passion 😂⚽️

@Callum___Moran: Oh maddd I think Ben Doak just got punched multiple times, he’s bleeding from the mouth

@AcadWatch: Ben Doak with a busted lip. He needs to be careful, he’s on a yellow.

@ScouseCommie: Lmao Ben Doak just in some sort of scrap with Porto and walking away with blood coming from his mouth

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