Gerrard apologises after red card

Last updated at 08:49
Steven Gerrard is shown the red card by referee Martin AtkinsonPA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has apologised for being sent off during his team's match against Manchester United on Sunday.

He came on as a substitute but was sent off after just 38 seconds.

He appeared to stamp on Ander Herrera moments after being tackled by the Spaniard.

Steven Gerrard stands beside Ander HerreraPA
Gerrard appeared to stamp on Ander Herrera

Gerrard told Sky Sports: "I need to accept it; the decision was right. I've let down my team-mates and the fans."

"I take full responsibility. I don't know what caused it. Probably just a reaction to the initial tackle," he added.

"I shouldn't say more about it really. I've just come out here to apologise to the dressing room and supporters."

Liverpool were defeated 2-1 by Manchester United.

Gerrard is set to join LA Galaxy at the end of the season. He will miss three games after being sent off.