Jamie Carragher reacts to James Milner’s penalty miss in Liverpool’s draw with Southampton
Jamie Carragher has his say after James Milner missed a second-half penalty in Liverpool's 0-0 draw with Southampton
Jamie Carragher refused to criticise James Milner after he missed a second-half penalty in Liverpool’s goalless draw with Southampton in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
After a goalless first half, Milner was handed the chance to put his side ahead from the spot after Jack Stephens’ handball in the box.
However, Milner’s spot-kick was well-saved by Fraser Forster as the Reds failed to make the breakthrough in front of their home fans.
Carragher was on commentary duty for Sky Sports at Anfield and the former Liverpool defender praised Forster for his strong save to deny Milner in the 65th minute.
Carragher said: “It was a great save by Forster, down to his right.
“Milner’s penalties this season have been absolutely superb. They’ve had quite a few and you’d expect them to miss one, but what a vital time to miss one.
“It’s not a bad penalty, it’s just a great save. Yes, Milner would have wanted it closer to the post.”
The result left Liverpool in third place in the Premier League table and on 70 points with two games left to play this term.
The Reds are still on course to qualify for the Champions League, as Manchester United prepare to take on Arsenal at The Emirates in the day’s later kick-off.