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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scored twice and missed a penalty in the win over Everton, but was still forced into an apology, reports David Maddock of the Daily Mirror.
After an on-field disagreement with Luis Suarez, the England international appeared to react badly to being substituted in the second period when he was on a hat-trick, but immediately said sorry for his actions after the game:
I want to apologise for my reaction after missing the penalty. I let myself down and the fans.
I didn’t react in any way (to the manager) when I came off, I was just disappointed in how I took the penalty.
But it’s not about myself. It’s about the boys in the team, and I realise that.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claimed after the game that he is hoping to make a major signing before the transfer window closes, reports John Edwards of the Daily Mail.
Reds' striker Suarez also scored in the game, but Merseyside Police are investigating the allegation that objects were thrown at him from the Everton end of the ground as he lined up a corner, reports John Drayton of the Daily Mail.
Everton were heavily beaten at Anfield, but there could be worse news to follow on striker Romelu Lukaku, who was carried off after an accidental collision with team-mate Gareth Barry, writes Graeme Yorke of the Daily Mail.