Ivorian’s slip up dents Reds’ Champions League hopes.
Experienced Liverpool defender Kolo Toure took full responsibility for the mistake which cost his side all three points against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The Ivory Coast international’s terrible pass across his own penalty area went straight to Baggies substitute Victor Anichebe, with the striker slotting home after 67 minutes to earn Pepe Mel’s side a 1-1 draw.
And after the full-time whistle, Toure held up his hands, saying: “I don’t know why I have passed it into the middle of the pitch, it was crazy.
“It was a terrible pass by me. It was a game we should have won 1-0 but it was a very bad pass.
“My pass just put the team in a difficult situation. I haven’t seen him and I shouldn’t have passed the ball there definitely. I made a bad decision.”
However, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers refused to blame his central defender for the gaffe, instead pointing the finger at keeper Simon Mignolet.
“Kolo is devastated because he is a real conscientious guy, bless him. He is an experienced guy so he knows it was a mistake,” said Rodgers.
“He has misplaced a pass and it was a good finish by Anichebe. Unfortunately for us it has cost us two points.
“But I said to him and I said afterwards that sometimes it is the price you pay when you try to play football.
“Over the last 18 months we have shown the courage and bravery to play football and part of that is to build the game from behind.
“I don’t want to change that but he shouldn’t have received the ball there.”
Watch Toure’s error here: