Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Jurgen Klopp bemoans Liverpool's defensive lapses in 2-2 draw with Sevilla

Jurgen Klopp bemoans Liverpool's defensive lapses in 2-2 draw with Sevilla

So it is obvious that Liverpool created the better of the chances, but just did not take them, and when you have a defence like Liverpool do, you can not afford to be missing such clearcut opportunities.

"We tried to ignore the result of last weekend, but as we all know, we are human beings and that takes away confidence, and I saw we were really spot on from the first second, we played a good game". He airkicked a clearance and the ball rolled under him, allowing Ben Yedder to tap Sevilla into the lead. I was not exceptionally emotional in this situation. However, in the second half a similar thing happened when we were losing and I still chose to throw the ball away to try to make up for what I did in the first half. "There were a lot of smiles on their faces".

The Premier League side, competing in only their second Champions League group stage in eight years, had plenty of chances to win the game after coming from behind, but defensive lapses - and a penalty miss from Roberto Firmino - cost them two points as Sevilla salvaged a 2-2 draw.

However, Sevilla managed to secure a point thanks to Joaquin Correa's composed finish.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Klopp replied with a simple "yes" when asked whether Coutinho was in his plans for Wednesday's match.

The Reds were forced to publicly withdraw their interest in the £65million-rated Dutch centre-back - who Southampton refused to sell - after a tapping-up row but the boss said the issue was more complex than that. "Of course, we can't neglect the performance after that, but we have another game in midweek when we can prove ourselves". The type of football you would pay to watch.

"There is space for improvement". But what did we learn?

"It is disappointment, frustration, but that is completely normal". "We have to take the first 20 minutes of Saturday's game, and how we played before the worldwide break, and take it into the next game", said goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

"It is not a general defending problem but we have to improve 100 per cent".

The German also denied playing a part in the sending-off of Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo. After that, we put together the correct attacks. I realise that was a mistake.

How can I watch tonight's Champions League games? Not so long ago at the "Anfield" in one gate was defeated "Arsenal", I cannot believe that the Spaniards will take points.

Speaking at his postmatch news conference, the Argentine explained that he was trying to make up for his for actions earlier on in the match. Georginio Wijnaldum spun away from his marker on the right and, though there were groans when Henderson squared to the excellent Alberto Moreno the first time, there were no complaints when the Liverpool captain delivered his second pass perfectly into the path of the former Sevilla left-back as he raced to the by-line.

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