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No reason for Lallana to say sorry: Klopp

By Miguel Delaney

Adam Lallana apologised to Jurgen Klopp after his sensational miss in Liverpool's 1-1 draw at Manchester City, the German manager has revealed, while also insisting he had no reason to say sorry because of an "outstanding" performance.

Lallana was presented with a supreme chance to win the game on 80 minutes when Robert Firmino crossed for him with the entire goal at his mercy from just yards out, only for the 28-year-old to completely miskick.

"He's one of the best if not the best player technically I've ever worked with," Klopp said. "If he can't (get the goal) it's because he worked so hard beforehand. After, he said sorry. There's no reason he has to say sorry, his performance was outstanding.

"Adam's opportunity, in that moment he had ran a lot of kilometres. All these situations, I can't forget them, but I can still remember Sergio Aguero in the six-yard box hitting a shot in the sky. That doesn't happen often."

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