- Sevilla strikes first
- Salah, Firmino score
- Firmino misses PK
- Correa equalizes, 72′
Liverpool’s defense conceded early in late, throwing away a 2-1 lead in a draw against Sevilla at Anfield in UEFA Champions League play on Wednesday.
Philippe Coutinho made his season debut for Liverpool, tying him to Liverpool for the competition with a quarter-hour run. The Reds’ Joe Gomez was given a red card in stoppage time.
Sevilla’s next UCL match is home to Maribor on Sept. 26, while Liverpool travels to Russia for a date with Spartak Moscow. All teams are on a single point.
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The Reds led 2-1 at the break, but not after going behind after sloppy Dejan Lovren defense led to a goal from Ben Yedder.
Firmino leveled the score by poking home a square ball from Alberto Moreno.
Salah scored a deflected effort after stripping Steven N’Zonzi of the ball 25 yards out from goal.
Sadio Mane won a late half penalty for the Reds, but Firmino hit the post with his effort.
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Would that come back to haunt the Reds? Sure would, as moments after Georginio Wijnaldum saw a decent chance stopped, Sevilla made it 2-2.
Correa had an off-touch but had plenty of room as Liverpool’s defense parted for him with under 20 minutes to play.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp had a touch line argument with Sevilla staff after the final whistle in which he was filmed denying responsibility for Joe Gomez’s red card.
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