Liverpool flop gives away penalty and is sent off in MLS

Djimi Traore is now the captain of MLS side Seattle Sounders.

In his seven years at Liverpool Djimi Traore only ever scored one goal for the club. The Frenchman netted the solitary strike against Steaua Bucharest in a UEFA Cup game in 2004. However he is more famous for putting the ball in the back of the net in less amicable standards.

His bizarre own goal against Burnley in the 2004-05 FA Cup. If he had meant it at the other end it would have been a stroke of genius but the fact remained he didn’t and it ended up being a costly mistake; Liverpool were dumped out by the lower league opposition.

However that didn’t stop him playing at left-back in Istanbul the night Liverpool beat AC Milan in now so famous circumstances; denying Andriy Shevchenko with an important goal-line clearance.

The next season saw him below John Arne Riise and Stephen Warnock in the pecking order and rather uninspiring stints at Charlton, Portsmouth, Rennes, Birmingham City, Monaco and Marseille have since followed.

Since then he has found himself a home in the USA - playing for Seattle Sounders.

However this weekend he had a game he would rather forget.

Traore gave away a penalty and was also sent off in the game - which ended in a 2-1 defeat to Columbus Crew.

Not the best day in the office for the man who now captains the MLS side.

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