Ghana winger Christian Atsu has registered his deepest apology to Newcastle United fans following his role in their 3-1 loss against Liverpool last weekend.
The tricky wideman commenced the game brightly at Anfield and provided a fantastic assist to Jetro Willems to put the Magpies ahead after 7 minutes.
The Ghana international was disposed before Liverpool took the lead and admits he knows he put the club in a bad position.
After the match, Atsu acknowledged he was at fault and cost Newcastle United a point from the game and said he can 'only apologise' for his lapse of concentration.
He said: “We were in the game – we scored one - then it was unfortunate that I gave the ball away.
"The second goal was very crucial in this game. I can only apologise to the players and also the fans."
Atsu added: “They’re a top team. We knew that. Against these teams, when you make a mistake, you’re going to get punished.
"They scored from our mistakes, and we have to take the positives out of this and focus on the next game.
“In the first 20 minutes, I thought we were very good. We defended really well. We had a go.
“Like I said, it was very unfortunate that they scored to make it 2-1 from the ball I lost in midfield. Liverpool are very good. When you lose the ball in midfield, they’re going to punish you.”
He will hope to redeem himself when Newcastle host Brighton & Hove Albion at the St James’ Park on Saturday.