Cole apologises after penalty miss in Gerrard’s possible farewell

Date published: Monday 7th November 2016 10:08

Ashley Cole has apologised to Steven Gerrard after missing a crucial penalty in what could turn out to be the Liverpool legend’s last professional appearance.

Gerrard’s LA Galaxy drew 1-1 with the Colorado Rapids in the MLS Western Conference semi-final, but were ultimately beaten on penalties.

Former England captain Gerrard scored in the shootout, only for ex Spurs attacker Giovanni dos Santos to miss, with Tim Howard also saving attempts from Cole and Jeff Larentowicz.

The 36-year-old is out of contract in December and is not expected to sign a new deal.

Former Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Cole took to Twitter after the defeat to apologise to Gerrard.

Gerrard is now expected to call it a day, although Jurgen Klopp sparked speculation of a return to Anfield after saying the player is “always welcome” at Liverpool.

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