Liverpool 2-2 Sevilla: Reds made to pay again for defensive errors

Lynette Rowe
September 14, 2017

"I have rarely seen a more unbalanced squad in Liverpool's history".

The German's inclusion in the match against the former Europa League champions more or less confirms that teammate Mignolet will be Klopp's first choice for domestic fixtures, while Karius will be relied on for the Reds' continental business.

"This sum up Liverpool in a nutshell, why they are not going to win anything", said Keane.

It was Roberto Firmino, though, that would level up on 21 minutes.

Liverpool continued to dominate the ball in the second half, stifling Sevilla and fuelling frustration in the visiting ranks.

Ben Yedder tapped in after just four minutes when Dejan Lovren failed to cut out a routine cross, although Firmino equalised midway through the first half from Alberto Moreno's low centre.

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Last season, the Reds claimed a 2-1 win in the corresponding fixture while Burnley claimed a 2-0 win in their home game. He knows a thing or two about playing left back at Anfield. Sevilla had one shot in each half and both shots ended in goals.

However, the two teams still look the strongest in the group and will remain confident of progressing to the knockout stage, with Maribor having held Spartak Moscow 1-1 in the other game in Group E.

Salah deserved huge credit as he won the ball back off the much more imposing Steven N'Zonzi on the edge of the area, but saw a slice of luck go his way as his resulting effort looped up off Simon Kjaer and into the net.

Sevilla's first, which came from Lovren's mistake, was just typical Liverpool in recent years. Firmino sent Rico the wrong way but his spot-kick bounced off the post. They finished off the stronger of the two sides, and nearly gained all three points in the final moments when Luis Muriel rolled one wide.

"I was not happy with him throwing the ball away". Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo had earlier been sent to the stands by Dutch referee Danny Makkelie in the 60th after preventing Gomez from taking a quick throw, and gestured to counterpart Juergen Klopp while being led away.

He's going to need some time to get fully up to speed, but it's clear that the Liverpool fan's love for their Brazilian no. 10 has not been diminished.

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