JAMES MILNER has held his hands up and taken the blame as Liverpool dropped two more points in their bid to clinch a Champions League spot.
The midfielder-turned-left-back, 31, struck a firm penalty towards the bottom right hand corner, only to see Southampton stopper Fraser Forster get a strong hand on the ball.
The miss came in a game where Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were drastically struggling to carve out any clear chances – and would go on to draw 0-0.
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After the game, Milner said: “I’ve been around long enough not to let that worry me.
“I did what I wanted to do – obviously it was not good enough on this occasion.
“Fraser’s a good keeper. I can’t do any more than hold my hands up and apologise to the boys.
“They’re a tough team to break down. The pitch was a bit sticky at times so it was hard to move it as fast as we like.
“We didn’t play as well as we would have liked. Again, we have to take responsibility for that.
“With these games, we knew what we had to do and we haven’t done it.
“But you can’t create more chances than have a penalty – ultimately that was the big chance and it wasn’t taken.
“There are two games left – we have to go and win them and see if that’s good enough.”