Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed Adam Lallana apologised for his miss in the wake of the Reds 1-1 draw against Manchester City.
Lallana squandered a glorious opportunity from barley five metres in the second half which would more than likely have handed the visitors all three points.
But instead the chance went begging, and Liverpool returned to Anfield with just one point.
And Lallana was apologetic after the match, Klopp says.
“After the game Adam immediately said to me ‘sorry’, and I thought ‘why?’” Klopp said.
“Now I know why he thought he had to say sorry but he doesn’t have to because his performance today was outstanding again.
“Obviously he is one of the best, if not the best, player technical wise I’ve ever worked with.
“If he can’t (score), then I thought because he had worked so hard before.
“The goalkeeper was good today, so maybe he made a movement.
“Or he was surprised that we played like this because we did not 20 times before. But these things can happen.”
Despite the missed chance, Klopp was content to exit Manchester with a point.
“It is a good point for us and we gave the sign to all the people that are interested that we can perform like this.
“That’s not easy. Otherwise all the teams would do it.”