I’ve let the fans down…Gerrard apologises after red-card in Liverpool defeat

GerrardSTEVEN Gerrard has accepted responsibility for Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Anfield after being sent-off less than a minute after coming on as a half-time substitute.

The 34-year-old’s stamp on Ander Herrera earned him a straight red and Gerrard admitted after the game that referee Martin Atkinson made the correct call. “I need to accept it,” he said on Sky Sports.

“I think the decision was right. I’ve let my team-mates and the manager down and even more importantly let all the supporters down. I take full responsibility for my actions. I’ve tried to jump his tackle and I’ve seen his studs and reacted wrong.

“I’ve been in the game long enough to know that when you do something like that, especially with the timing of the game with 45 [minutes] to play and a great opportunity to get back into the game, I take full responsibility for it.

“It was probably just a reaction to the initial tackle. I don’t really think I should say too much more on it. I’ve come here to apologise to everyone in the dressing room and all the supporters and players because I take full responsibility for today’s result.”

— Eurosport

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