Liverpool were the better team in their Champions League group stage debut against Sevilla, but that wasn’t enough to give them all three points.
Despite going 1-0 down only five minutes into the game after a Wissam Ben Yedder goal, they turned the tables around and by halftime they were leading 2-1 thanks to goals by Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, with the Brazilian missing a penalty as well.
Liverpool recorded a total of 24 attempts against a clearly defence-oriented Sevilla, but somehow dropped two points, as Joaquin Correa equalized for the visitors in the 72nd minute.
It is not what we wanted, not what we deserved. They had two chances, no more so we were the dominant side and defended well
Jurgen Klopp told BT Sport after the match, obviously… gutted with the result.
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
the Liverpool manager said. Klopp was asked about Philippe Coutinho as well, who played in the last 20 minutes, his first game of the season for the Reds. “I’m happy to see him back”, was all the German manager had to say on the subject, clearly not in the mood to focus on one player after such a disappointing result.