Anfield legend Steven Gerrard has apologised to his teammates and Liverpool fans after being sent off within a minute of coming on as sub against Manchester United, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Reds captain was brought on at half time of the match, with the team 0-1 down to the Mancunian side at the time.
Within seconds of the game kicking off he was caught stamping on Ander Herrera and was promptly sent from the field. The Merseyside club went on to lose the match 1-2 despite a late comeback with ten men.
“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.”
This loss has left Liverpool five points off fourth placed United and facing a tough battle to get in to next season’s Champions League.
However a series of tough games coming up for the Red Devils means that Brendan Rodgers’ team have some hope that they could make up ground in pursuit of a top four finish.