Football

Don't blame Lallana, urges Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum insists there was no lack of support for Adam Lallana in the Liverpool dressing room after his horror miss against Manchester City.

Lallana squandered a gilt-edged late chance to sink City in yesterday morning's (Singapore time) pulsating EPL clash at the Etihad Stadium when he miskicked in front of goal.

It was a moment for the England midfielder to forget but teammate Wijnaldum was quick to point out the Reds had plenty of let-offs themselves in the thrilling 1-1 draw.

The Dutchman said: "At the end, I think you must be satisfied, even though we didn't score a (winning) goal.

"I am a little bit disappointed at 1-0 we didn't score with the chances we had. Also, at 1-1, we had a big chance with Adam Lallana but unfortunately he didn't touch the ball.

"He said, 'I'm sorry, I have to score it', but no one blames him. We all know he wants to score and anyone can have those moments in a game." - PA SPORT

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