Liverpool return to Merseyside with only a point after a frustrating 1-1 draw away to Spartak Moscow.
The Reds dominated the Group E clash but a familiar mix of weak defending and wastefulness in attack stopped them from securing a valuable win on the night.
Spartak took the lead on 23 minutes, with ‘keeper Lorius Karius far too easily beaten by Fernando’s free-kick.
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Philippe Coutinho had given away the free-kick which resulted in the hosts’ opener.
However, the Brazilian would make amends just after the half-hour mark, scoring after a slick one-two with Sadio Mane.
Jurgen Klopp started with Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah alongside Mané and Coutinho. However, despite theat star-studded forward line, the visitors’ couldn’t find that all-important winner, spurning a number of chances.
Sub Daniel Sturridge was also guilty of fluffing his lines in front of goal as the Premier League side could ultimately only take a share of the points.
The draw sees Klopp’s charges second in the group, two points behind leaders Sevilla after a disappointing two points from their first two games.