Liverpool defence cost them a win against Sevilla


Jürgen Klopp

Liverpool failed to secure victory on return to Champions League, missing several opportunities and letting a win slip out of there hands.

Liverpool endured a nightmare start when Wissam Ben Yedder capitalised on an error from Dejan Lovren to fire the visitors in front.

But strikes from Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah put Liverpool ahead, before Brazilian Firmino missed a penalty, which would prove costly.

Joaquin Correa sealed a point for Sevilla in the second half.

Liverpool have conceded eight goals in three league games so far this season, and their problems at the back were in evidence again at Anfield. They have now failed to keep a clean sheet in 11 of their past 12 Champions League contests.

Jurgen Klopp was very much disappointed in the result, and felt the draw was like a lose for him.

Jurgen Klopp: “It was pretty much a winning performance for 85-86 minutes and the team played well against a side who play well. We had answers for everything apart from the goals. I have to see them again. That is not the good thing. It was an exciting game from my side, everyone saw our desire and passion but we got a point.

“We know we have to improve but there is so much potential and we can work with this. It is a draw – it does not feel too good but I am fine with big parts of the performance.”

The club captain also towed the line of the coach, he was also dissapointed in the draw, but praised the reaction of his team mates to the 5 – 0 lose at Manchester City.

Jordan Henderson: “We could have taken the three points with the chances we created in both halves but they got us on the counter-attack. We are disappointed not to take the points but the lads reacted well to the weekend [a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City]. We looked exciting and could have scored a few more goals.

“We wanted to win the ball back quickly and get the crowd behind us. The lads reacted brilliantly to going behind and there are positives from the game.”

Game ended 2 – 2

Man of the match – Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla)

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