Champions League: Liverpool Mark Champions League Return With Disappointing 2-2 Draw Against Sevilla (Video)

Alan Duffy

13th, September 2017

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Liverpool returned to the Champions League for the first time since 2014 with a 2-2 home draw against Spanish side Sevilla at Anfield.

The Reds’ defensive frailties were once again on show and the hosts went behind after just five minutes, with Wissam Ben Yedder scoring from close-range after Dejan Lovren stumbled when trying to clear the ball.

However, Liverpool got themselves back into the game on 21 minutes, with Roberto Firmino on the end of a superb move.

Before the break, Mo Salah put the Reds ahead via a heavy deflection off defender Simon Kjaer.

Firmino could have then put Jurgen Klopp’s men 3-1 up when Sadio Mané was fouled in the box,

However, after sending the goalkeeper the wrong way, the Brazilian’s resulting spot-kick pinged away off the post.

Liverpool continued to threaten the Sevilla goal, with Georginio Wijnaldum going close after the break.

After failing to make the most of their chances, the hosts were ultimately punished on 72 minutes, with Joaquin Correa stealing in and producing a fine finish to level the scores.

Philippe Coutinho, so strongly linked with a move to Barcelona this summer, came off the bench to make his first appearance of the season for the Reds. However, the Brazilian maestro couldn’t fashion another goal.

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Late on, Joe Gomez would see red late on for a second bookable offence as the visitors pushed for a winner.

The game would end all-square, a somewhat disappointing result for the Merseysiders

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