Jurgen Klopp is one of the most aggressive managers in the Premier League but even he probably would have accepted a point prior to yesterday’s game at Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s side have lost just once at the Etihad Stadium this season and put Barcelona to the sword in front of their own supporters back in November.
But Klopp will also know just how close his team were to leaving Manchester with all three points, and overtaking the Citizens in the process.
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James Milner gave the Reds the lead from the penalty spot in the 51st minute but Liverpool, who have conceded the most goals out of the league’s top seven clubs, couldn’t hang on, Sergio Aguero dispatching the equaliser with 20 minutes remaining.
A point was a fair result but Liverpool so nearly returned to Anfield with the win.
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Adam Lallana’s miss in the 80th minute is being called by some as the worst miss of the season. The midfielder had the goal at his mercy but he failed to make solid contact with the ball and sunk to his knees in dismay.
Video: Lallana's horror miss
Lallana apologised to Klopp
Klopp revealed afterwards that Lallana apologised to him.
The German said, via the Liverpool Echo: “After the game Adam immediately said to me sorry, and I thought ‘why?’
“Now I know why he thought he had to say sorry but he doesn’t have to because his performance today was outstanding again.”
Lallana's miss cost one punter big time
There’s another person who Lallana should be apologising to - a punter who placed a bet on both teams to score and Liverpool to win.
The punter placed a £100 fivefold on Manchester United, Tottenham, Celtic, Atletico Madrid and Liverpool to all win with both teams scoring in each match. The first four had come in and he just needed the Reds to do the business.
He would have won an extraordinary amount
His agony is intensified when you learn just how much he would have won had Liverpool scored and held on. He would have collected a whopping £86,260.42 from William Hill.
Check out the betting slip below.
We can only imagine how distraught he was when Lallana missed.
What's the closest you've come to winning a huge amount from betting? Let us know in the comments section below!
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