Liverpool: Lallana apologised to Jurgen Klopp for miss
Jurgen Klopp insisted Adam Lallana did not need to apologise for his late miss in Liverpool's 1-1 draw at Manchester City on Sunday.
Adam Lallana apologised after missing a golden chance to score the winner for Liverpool at Manchester City on Sunday, but Jurgen Klopp defended the midfielder's "outstanding" performance.
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Sergio Aguero cancelled out James Milner's penalty in a thrilling encounter at the Etihad Stadium, both sides having clear opportunities to seal all three points and boost their Champions League qualification hopes.
But it was Lallana who had the best opening of all, Roberto Firmino presenting the England international with a simple finish from eight yards which Lallana somehow allowed to roll under his boot, the Brazilian prematurely celebrating ahead of his team-mate's howler.
"Obviously he's one of the best - if not the best - player, technical-wise, I have ever worked with," Klopp told his post-match news conference. "If he couldn't [score] in this moment, I thought it was because he worked so hard before.
"The goalie [Willy Caballero] was quite impressive for City today and maybe he made a good movement or whatever, or he [Lallana] was surprised that we played football like this because we hadn't 20 times before that. It was good, but that really can happen.
"Immediately after the game, Adam said 'sorry' to me and I thought 'why?' - but now I know why he thought he had to say sorry.