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'I want to apologise to everyone in our dressing room and the supporters' - Steven Gerrard

The Liverpool skipper said he took full responsibility for the red card.

Gerrard receives his marching orders.
Gerrard receives his marching orders.
Image: PA Wire/Press Association Images

STEVEN GERRARD HAS apologised to Liverpool supporters for the stamp that saw him sent off after just 30 seconds against Manchester United today.

The Liverpool captain was brought on at half time for Adam Lallana but was soon given his marching orders by Martin Atkinson for a stamp on Ander Herrera.

The 34-year old, who is due to leave the club and join LA Galaxy at the end of the season, is likely to miss Liverpool’s next three games and told Sky Sports’ Geoff Shreeves that he took full responsibility for the incident.

“I need to accept it; the decision was right. I’ve let down my team-mates and the fans. I take full responsibility.

“I don’t know what caused it. Probably just a reaction to the initial tackle [by Herrera].

“I shouldn’t say more about it really. I’ve just come out here to apologise to the dressing room and supporters.”

The incident marked the sixth time Gerrard has seen red in the Premier League and the second time he’s been sent off against United.

With a three game ban, he is likely to miss the FA Cup quarter-final replay against Blackburn, a trip to Arsenal and a home game against Newcastle.

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Steven Gerrard sent off 30 seconds after coming on as a substitute against Manchester United

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