Ranking Liverpool's performances against every Champions League opponent
Liverpool have played some fantastic football on their way to the Champions League final. Having scored at least five goals against every opponent they faced in Europe this season, the Reds have blown away pretty much every opponent they faced on their path to Kiev.
Their campaign started from the playoffs, in August, and it hasn't been completely easy since. But Liverpool have scored 46 goals in Europe, a record number of goals scored by a single team in a Champions League season. That has propelled the Reds to the heights they haven't reached for so many long years.
Many teams have suffered at the hands of Liverpool's lethal front three/four, as their pace and link-up play instilled fear among defenders across Europe. Let us take a look at how they fared against every team they faced and rank their performances, both home and away, from worst to best.
#7 vs Sevilla (Group stage)
Sevilla are the only team that Liverpool have faced and not beaten in the Champions League this season. Failure to properly take revenge for the 2016 Europa League Final might be the only regret of the campaign.
Liverpool should have, arguably, won both games comfortably. The Reds had dominated Sevilla at Anfield but ended up drawing 2-2, because of some poor defending. A stellar spell of attack could not seal the victory, as Liverpool missed a bunch of great opportunities to kill the game.
Alberto Moreno, after a spirited performance against his former club at Anfield, was at fault for Liverpool's second-half collapse at Sevilla. They were cruising 3-0 at halftime, but a bunch of poor decisions from the Spanish left-back undid the hard work done by the likes of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in the first half. The 3-3 draw delayed Liverpool's qualification into the knockout phase.
Fortunately though, these draws did not have an effect on the group table and Liverpool ended up topping Group E with relative ease.