Liverpool's Steven Gerrard says he changed his mind in penalty run-up

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The Liverpool skipper has been looking back on a tough match against Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has been speaking to the club’s official website following his side’s 2-1 victory against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

The Reds skipper missed a penalty but went on to score the winner with just three minutes remaining, and the soon-to-depart midfielder accepted he had put his side under undue pressure with his failure to convert.

“It was a poor penalty from myself and I’m very disappointed with it,” the Liverpool star said.

“I changed my mind on my run-up, which is something you can’t do when you’re a penalty taker. I take full responsibility for that, but it was nice to make up for that and help get the team three points.”

Liverpool are still in the hunt for a top-four finish after Manchester United lost their third match in a row, this time at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Four points now separate the two teams with just three games remaining, meaning it is likely to go down to the wire after it had seemed a lost cause following Liverpool’s defeat to Hull City.

Gerrard will no doubt be desperate to get his side back into the Champions League before he leaves for the MLS, and he went a long way to doing that when he made up for his earlier mistake on Saturday to net a precious winner.

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