Sevilla FC 3-3 Liverpool: 5 Talking Points
Look away now, Liverpool fans. If the first half of the UEFA Champions League group game was euphoric, the second was melancholic. Every bit of joy that was present at half-time was wrung from the Liverpool fans’ souls.
It’s painful describing it – Liverpool breezed to a three-goal lead in the first half to spectacularly throw it away in the second. Wissam Ben Yedder started the freak comeback with a brace and Guido Pizarro completed the comeback in injury time to snatch a point from the tie.
In the first half, Liverpool had spanked Sevilla on the counter as two goals from Roberto Firmino and a diving header from Sadio Mane had made it three.
The inquest is going to be something from Jürgen Klopp as Liverpool next face Chelsea and cannot afford to be this naïve at the back. Let’s take a look at the talking points from last night's crazy Champions League tie:
#5 Alberto Moreno’s Sevilla nightmare continues
Playing with consistency isn’t as easy as making Bacon every morning. Just ask Alberto Moreno. Out of favour last season owing to his indiscipline performances, he was one of the best performers at the back for Liverpool. But all that changed when he stepped foot at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last night.
Up against the pace and skill of Pablo Sarabia, and occasionally, Gabriel Mercado, Moreno had a tough night. While his positioning wasn’t as bad as that fateful night at Basel, where he was all over the place, Moreno simply couldn’t put a challenge in last night and had a woeful first touch which led to a penalty.
Perhaps it was the complacency of having a two-goal lead – which is hilarious as Moreno and complacency simply don’t go well together – or just a bad night for the Spaniard. With a clash against Chelsea coming up, Liverpool didn’t need their left-back’s confidence shattered.