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Gerrard makes heartfelt apology to Liverpool fans

Steven Gerrard has apologised to Liverpool supporters and his team-mates after being sent off for a stamp in Sunday's defeat against Man United.

Gerrard was dismissed less than a minute after coming on. Credit: PA

Liverpool's captain was dismissed 40 seconds after replacing Adam Lallana at half-time for a stamp on Ander Herrera.

The Reds, who were already 1-0 behind at the time, went on the lose the match 2-1 and now trail United by five points in the race for Champions League qualification.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Gerrard said:

I need to accept it, the decision was right. I've let down my team-mates and the supporters. I take full responsibility. I've been in the game long enough when you do something like that. I take full responsibility.

I don't know what caused it. I don't know. Probably just a reaction to the initial tackle. I shouldn't say more about it really, I've just come out here to apologise to the dressing room and supporters, because I take full responsibility for today's result.

– Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard


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