He missed a penalty in the second half against Southampton, the Reds got held to a 0-0 draw at home, two points dropped, two points that could prove to be the difference once the Premier League season is over.
How would we feel if we miss out? Sick
James Milner told reporters, going on to talk about how crucial it is for Liverpool not just to be in Europe, but to play Champions League football next season, and every season if possible.
This is a team and a club that needs to be in the Champions League. We will be in Europe but the Champions League is where everyone wants to play
the Liverpool vice-captain said. Next, he knew what he had to do as one of the team’s leading figures, and as the one who missed that super important penalty; take responsibility.
There was a lot riding on the Southampton game and I have to take the responsibility for missing the penalty. Hopefully we will get a bit of luck and finish the job. We have made improvements this year and we know where we need to improve again
the former England international said. Liverpool remain third in the table, one point above fourth-placed Manchester City and five above Man United, Arsenal are sixth seven points below the Reds, but City and United have a game in hand, while Arsenal have two.