Former Nottingham Forest loan star Ryan Bertrand endured a rotten night for Leicester City during a penalty shootout defeat to Liverpool.
The Foxes led the former champions 3-1 at Anfield but a last gasp equaliser saw the hosts take the game to penalties.
Bertrand was introduced for the final 30 minutes of action as Brendan Rodgers tried to preserve his team’s lead.
Things didn’t go according to plan though, with Liverpool coming back into the clash and essentially showcasing their class.
It proved a cameo to forget for Bertrand. The man who starred for Forest was the sixth man up to take a penalty and Caoimhin Kelleher produced a solid save to deny the left-back.
His miss gave Jota the chance to win it for Liverpool and he duly obliged from 12 yards.
Bertrand signed for Leicester in the summer on a free transfer from Southampton.
He has found regular game time hard to come by at the King Power Stadium, making just 11 appearances so far this season.
Bertrand’s career has gone from strength to strength since he left Forest.
He oozed class during a 16-game loan spell at the City Ground, with some fans urging the club to spend some serious money and sign him.
The 32-year-old has played in and won a Champions League final with Chelsea and also has 262 appearances to his name in the Premier League.
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Nothing against Bertrand as he served Forest with distinction but the ‘Agent Ryan’ comments could be out after his missed penalty.
Leicester fans love to try and cling to both Forest and Derby in an attempt to strike a derby that is pretty non-existent.
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The Foxes have been well above their East Midlands counterparts for several years.
Their recruitment has been sensational for several years and they’ve also lifted the Premier League and FA Cup in recent times.
Bertrand was excellent during his Forest loan and arguably the club hasn’t had a left-back as good as him since he left.
Under Steve Cooper, the Reds are on the up. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before Forest are dining at the same table as Bertrand and Leicester once again.