Liverpool legend Lawro: Cattermole a Sunderland liability

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has branded Lee Cattermole a Sunderland liability after his red card against Hull City.

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has branded Lee Cattermole a Sunderland liability after his red card against Hull City.

Lawro wrote in the Mirror: "He has had seven Premier League red cards – five as a Sunderland player in the last three years.

"Any footballer with a record as shocking as that needs to take a long hard look at himself and ask why.

"He’s not unlucky. Everybody knows you can’t go in studs first. Everyone knows you can’t go in with your feet off the ground. Everyone knows you can’t even go in with one foot off the ground.

"Yet Cattermole keeps throwing himself into the kind of challenge that gets him dismissed.

"Hull boss Steve Bruce – who managed him at Wigan and Sunderland – said that five years ago the challenge that saw him sent off would have only received yellow. But that was five years ago. Not now.

"I’m sorry, Cattermole is a total and utter liability. To his fans, to his team and to the managers whose plans he has left in tatters with his poor disciplinary record."

 
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