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El atacante argentino del FC Barcelona Lionel Messi (C) remata sobre la portería del Celtic de Glasgow, en partido del grupo G de la Liga de Campeones jugado el 7 de noviembre de 2012 en Glasgow. (AFP | ian macnicol)

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Hadapi Barcelona, Allegri Tegaskan Juventus Tak Ada Masalah

Juventus menelan kekalahan 0-3 dari Barcelona pada pertemuan pertama fase Grup D Liga Champions.

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Juventus akan tampil habis-habisan untuk mengalahkan Barcelona demi menjaga peluang lolos ke babak 16 besar di Liga Champions

FOTO: Juventus Incar Kemenangan Lawan Barcelona di Liga Champions

Juventus akan tampil habis-habisan untuk mengalahkan Barcelona demi menjaga peluang lolos ke babak 16 besar di Liga Champions

FOTO: Juventus Incar Kemenangan Lawan Barcelona di Liga Champions

Juventus akan tampil habis-habisan untuk mengalahkan Barcelona demi menjaga peluang lolos ke babak 16 besar di Liga Champions

FOTO: Juventus Incar Kemenangan Lawan Barcelona di Liga Champions

Juventus akan tampil habis-habisan untuk mengalahkan Barcelona demi menjaga peluang lolos ke babak 16 besar di Liga Champions

FOTO: Juventus Incar Kemenangan Lawan Barcelona di Liga Champions

Juventus akan tampil habis-habisan untuk mengalahkan Barcelona demi menjaga peluang lolos ke babak 16 besar di Liga Champions

FOTO: Juventus Incar Kemenangan Lawan Barcelona di Liga Champions

Juventus akan tampil habis-habisan untuk mengalahkan Barcelona demi menjaga peluang lolos ke babak 16 besar di Liga Champions

FOTO: Juventus Incar Kemenangan Lawan Barcelona di Liga Champions

Juventus akan tampil habis-habisan untuk mengalahkan Barcelona demi menjaga peluang lolos ke babak 16 besar di Liga Champions

FOTO: Juventus Incar Kemenangan Lawan Barcelona di Liga Champions

Juventus akan tampil habis-habisan untuk mengalahkan Barcelona demi menjaga peluang lolos ke babak 16 besar di Liga Champions

PHOTO: Hadapi Barcelona di Liga Champions, Juventus Gelar Latihan

Juventus akan berhadapan dengan Barcelona dalam matchday kelima Liga Champions Grup D di Allianz Stadium.

PHOTO: Hadapi Barcelona di Liga Champions, Juventus Gelar Latihan

Juventus akan berhadapan dengan Barcelona dalam matchday kelima Liga Champions Grup D di Allianz Stadium.

PHOTO: Hadapi Barcelona di Liga Champions, Juventus Gelar Latihan

Juventus akan berhadapan dengan Barcelona dalam matchday kelima Liga Champions Grup D di Allianz Stadium.

PHOTO: Hadapi Barcelona di Liga Champions, Juventus Gelar Latihan

Juventus akan berhadapan dengan Barcelona dalam matchday kelima Liga Champions Grup D di Allianz Stadium.

PHOTO: Hadapi Barcelona di Liga Champions, Juventus Gelar Latihan

Juventus akan berhadapan dengan Barcelona dalam matchday kelima Liga Champions Grup D di Allianz Stadium.

PHOTO: Hadapi Barcelona di Liga Champions, Juventus Gelar Latihan

Juventus akan berhadapan dengan Barcelona dalam matchday kelima Liga Champions Grup D di Allianz Stadium.

Real Madrid "Tidak Normal" di La Liga

Real Madrid tertinggal 10 poin dari Barcelona pada klasemen sementara La Liga 2017/2018.

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Sevilla 3 Liverpool 3: Brainless defending surrenders three-goal lead after Roberto Firmino double

Jürgen Klopp arrived in Seville hoping to banish memories of Liverpool's Europa League final defeat. Instead, he relived much of that nightmare. A comfortable first half was transformed into a second of defensive calamity. The similarity was harrowing. In Basel in 2016 Sevilla overturned a one-goal lead. Here Liverpool were three-up at half-time, seemingly strolling, only to surrender superiority leaving Spain with a point that will feel less sour in 24 hours than it did at full-time. Even Alberto Moreno’s errors at the start of the second half were identical. The equaliser in the third minute of injury time from Guido Pizarro sparked such celebrations as to suggest a trophy would be presented at the end. Liverpool’s players looked as forlorn as when they lost the final. They were seconds from qualifying for the last 16 but must now complete the job in their final group game, even though Spartak Moscow failed to defeat Maribor. Never has a side topped their group going into the last round of fixtures holding such regrets. Liverpool could and should have won each of their five fixtures, but this was an exhibition in carelessness Klopp has witnessed too often. As they had done in Switzerland, his players left their brains in the dressing room at the interval. There was much to reassure about the brilliance of Liverpool’s attacking in the first half, but concerns linger about how brittle they are under pressure. Roberto Firmino’s double and Sadio Mané had underlined Liverpool’s recent excellence, but within 15 minutes of the second half Wissam Ben Yedder had scored twice and Liverpool found themselves grimly holding on throughout the second half. They succumbed on 93 minutes, failing to clear a corner on a night of dire defending from set-pieces.  Roberto Firmino puts Liverpool one-nil up after 88 seconds in Seville Credit: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images Liverpool’s defensive fortitude noted in recent weeks evaporated in a hectic spell, the poise the Liverpool manager had observed in the last four games a memory. Liverpool have been playing well of late, but now the most difficult away games of this season – at Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and now Sevilla – were defensive catastrophes. The question for Klopp is if recent improvement is due to a maturing team or dwindling quality of Premier League opposition. Sevilla, currently fifth in La Liga, are formidable in their own stadium. Only Juventus had emerged victorious in the last 25 games, which should offer some positive perspective amid the frustration. The opening stages had shown Liverpool at their best, their attacking quartet destructive as Sevilla’s defenders slept. Sadio Mane doubles Liverpool's lead Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs For Philippe Coutinho there was a dual ambition: assist his current club while impressing a potential future audience. There is no doubt he will have been considering the implications of a star performance on Spanish soil, and even less debate as to whether Barcelona’s scouts were monitoring his impact. His influence was instant, his dead-ball skills dismantling the home side. Liverpool took the lead after just two minutes when the Brazilian’s corner was headed to the back post by Gini Wijnaldum, Firmino free to sidefoot past Sergio Rico. They were two-up 20 minutes later with a replica move, Firmino providing the headed assist for Mané on this occasion. Coutinho was again the supplier from a corner. Seville looked so clueless at defending the set-plays one wondered if Tony Pulis might have been considering this his next port of call. Unfortunately for Klopp, such lapses would prove contagious when his team defended the same end.  Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal Liverpool’s second was timely because the hosts had belatedly started to gather momentum and should have equalised with two easy chances in the space of two minutes. Loris Karius takes the credit for preventing the first on 18 minutes, former Manchester City striker Nolito denied. Faced one-on-one, the placed-attempt was flicked onto the post, the rebound kindly falling into the keeper’s arms. A minute later Ben Yedder should have tested the keeper but wastefully shot wide. The game looked to be drifting away from Sevilla. Firmino wasted his own one-on-one, but when Alberto Moreno arranged a sprint between Mané and the Sevilla defence it was a mismatch. Mané was magnificent in the first half, the raucous environment doing nothing to stop him appearing to have more time than everyone else. His class showed again on 30 minutes, gliding onto Moreno’s perfect ball and shooting at the overworked Rico. Karius made a telling early save Credit:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images The keeper could only parry to Firmino for his second and Liverpool’s third. At that stage Liverpool were as impressive without the ball as they were with it, Klopp’s midfield runners as adept at scurrying to retrieve the ball as exhaust their opponent with it. It made what followed inexplicable. Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo must have been name-dropping Istanbul at half-time in a desperate attempt to salvage pride.  Klopp will have ordered his side to offer no encouragement. His players evidently failed to listen. Six minutes into the second half Ever Benega’s free-kick was met by Ben Yedder, the deficit was cut and belief was restored. Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal Moreno then conceded a 60th-minute penalty, which Ben Yedder converted twice – the referee penalising Sevilla for encroachment on the first attempt. Klopp tried to prevent the inevitable by withdrawing Moreno and Coutinho for Emre Can and James Milner. This brought some respite. Can and Mane wasted chances to extend the advantage once more, but Pizarro struck on 93 minutes to complete the kind of comeback all too familiar to the Merseysiders. A point at home against Spartak will still be enough for Klopp, but he knows qualification should already be sealed. 10:03PM Klopp speaks We were confident after that first-half - we were in two situations too late, not only Alberto but the whole formation for the free-kick and the penalty. That's obvious what we did. The real problem was we stopped playing football. Three-nil is a wonderful result but we had to stay in the game. There was time [for them] to score 10 goals but we stopped playing football. It would have been the same at Anfield [with the atmosphere pushing the home side on had they been 3-0 down]. At the moment it feels really bad.  9:43PM Liverpool need only a point to go through Credit: BT SPORT   9:42PM What a remarkable match Salah, Firmino, Coutinho and Mane had this game won until Moreno made two daft errors to allow Sevilla back into it. Klopp must be livid. It will feel like a defeat, despite the point.  9:39PM Full time And Sevilla have extended their unbeaten home record into a second year. Liverpool were 3-0 up and they ------ it up after a dreadful second-half defensive and midfield display.  9:38PM 90+3 min The game's fourth goal from a corner. Geis, with time ebbing away, shot from 25 yards and Klavan's block took it out for the corner, Banega swung it out with his left foot - Klavan, I think, flicked it towards the penalty spot. Pizarro trapped it with his right foot and swiped in a half-volley with his left.  Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool (Guido Pizarro, 90 + 3 min)   9:35PM GOAL!! Liverpool 3-3 Sevilla (Pizarro) 9:35PM 90+1 min There will be four more minutes for Sevilla to try to extend their unbeaten home record into another year. Liverpool have a bank of four and one of five to hold them at bay.  9:33PM 89 min Had Ben Yedder or Nolito taken one of the chances at 1-0 down, this game may have been very different indeed. But once Eduardo Berizzo picked them off the floor at half-time, they have been magnificent, Banega majestic.  9:32PM 88 min Firmino, Can and Mane work a neat triangle on the left and earn a throw after Mercado and Geis smother it. When it comes, Mane dribbles into the box at pace, takes a tumble and inspires Klopp to shout for a penalty. The ref shakes his head, no contact, and Milner plays on to torpedo a low cross through the six-yard box and out of play.  9:29PM 86 min Liverpool substitution: Salah off, Oxlade-Chamberlain on.  9:28PM 85 min Sevilla chance - Banega has been outstanding this half and threads a pass through to Vazquez and he centres to Correa who let it run ahead of him with disappointing consequences.  9:27PM 84 min Can's crime was to lay a fingertip on Mercado who went ballistic at the monstrous liberty. Poor Can. 9:25PM 82 min Can is booked for trying to hold up a re-start.  9:25PM 81 min Mane misses a chance. A difficult one from Can's ball up the inside-left channel that Barnes-Wallised its way into the box. Mane wrapped his foot around it and wellied it wide.    9:23PM 80 min Sevilla make a second sub: Ben Yedder off, Correa, who lit up Anfield comes on.  9:22PM 77 min Karius punches the corner clear and Liverpool break through Can and Mane. Can draws the keeper, having pointed Mane to the back post, stalls his burst to square it and Banega, who has motored 80 yards, makes a sensational sliding interception to prevent the tap-in.  9:20PM 75 min Gomez has a fine opportunity to slide a pass up the right for Salah's clever run but bodges it with too much force. Sevilla bring the ball back and Liverpool start to quake. Mercado hits a gorgeous right-foot oustwinging cross that, to his credit, Lovren meets and heads behind.  9:18PM 74 min Has the Sevilla wolf blown itself out after that huffing and puffing or have Liverpool, with Moreno off, replaced their straw and stick defence with bricks?  9:15PM 71 min Gomez takes it up and makes more territory towards the byline and fires in a speculative cross that Rico, unchallenged, dives to gather. But he fumbles it and the ball spills to the edge of the area and Salah. Geis and Lenglet dive to block but Salah doesn't take his time and bludgeons a shot past the post. 9:13PM 69 min Sarabia does a Rumpelstiltskin act out on the right when flagged offside - which he was. Liverpool free-kick. they move the ball across the field to their right and launch Salah on a solo raid but he runs out of room and is tackled.  9:12PM 67 min Finally Liverpool move into Sevilla's half and manage to make the ball stick there. 9:08PM 65 min Sevilla corner on the right. Liverpool defend it competently through Can and Klavan. Some relief.  9:07PM 64 min And Klopp has had enough. He hooks Moreno for Milner and sends on Can for Coutinho.  9:06PM 63 min Escudero crashes a shot under Karius who throws down a hand that takes it on to the floor and up on to the bar and away. He was offisde but it was a late whistle. Liverpool have gone to sea in a sieve after half-time.  9:05PM 62 min What was the point of buying Andrew Robertson if he keeps picking Moreno?  9:04PM GOAL!! Sevilla 2-3 Liverpool (Ben Yedder, pen) Moreno has had a hand in both Sevilla goals. They're absolutely quivvering now.  Ben Yedder rolls the re-take into the bottom left corner having put the original in the right.  9:03PM Penalty to Sevilla Moreno treads on Ben Yedder's foot who went down in instalments. It was awarded by the behind-the-goal assistant. Ben Yedder converts it but there were Sevilla players encroaching so the ref orders a re-take.   9:01PM 58 min Liverpool have been under siege all half. They obviously want to play on the counter but they can't get the ball.   Possession: Sevilla vs Liverpool   9:00PM 56 min It's a different Sevilla this half. The crowd has reinflated and they're tearing down the flanks. Escudero rips past Gomez and arrows a cross that Karius flaps at and misses. Moreno, forever a mix of treasure and trash, makes a telling defensive header to save Sevilla scoring a second.  8:58PM 54 min Mercado loses his composure when he kicks Coutinho's studs and harangues the referee for only giving him a dubious free-kick and not booking Coutinho. Banega takes to the far post (they just scored at the near post) but a craned neck takes the ball just beyond Geis's run.  8:56PM 52 min Moreno should have the assist for that. The man with the tattooed quadriceps foolishly allowed Sevilla to work a training ground routine. Banega crosses, Ben Yedder loses his marker and steers in an excellent header.  Sevilla 1 - 3 Liverpool (Wissam Ben Yedder, 51 min)   8:54PM GOAL!! Sevilla 1-3 Liverpool (Ben Yedder) 8:54PM 50 min Moreno makes a daft decision against his former club, needlessly giving away a free-kick on the right with an impetuous push.  8:52PM 48 min Karius cleans out Sarabia who was trying to get on the end of  along diagonal from the left fired towards the penalty spot. He was offside and is left in a heap after Karius leapt into him to punch it away. Eventually he regains his feet but looks like a man who has juts fallen down a flight of stairs.   8:51PM 47 min Lovren to the rescue - not typed that a lot recently. He sniffs the danger of Moreno's ropy header and makes a sharp clearance.  8:49PM 46 min We're off. Sevilla have made a substitution but it's not the all at sea Lenglet or Geis who have departed but N'Zonzi. Franco Vazquez has come on.   8:44PM Look how influential Coutinho is Average touch positions (half time)   8:43PM Here are the goals Firmino scores the first: Firmino squeezes in his shot Credit: Miguel Morenatti/AP  Mane dives headlong to score the second: Mane steers in a second Credit:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images  And Mane repays Firmino for setting up his goal: Firmino drills in his second and Liverpool's third Credit: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images   8:32PM Half time A Thanksgiving stuffing two days early to cheer Liverpool's owners.  8:30PM 45 min Booking for Banega for yanking Coutinho's shirt when the No10 bombed past him and threatened to race away. We'll have two more minutes.  8:29PM 44 min "Even one Sevilla goal could change the mood," says Ian Darke but eschews the obvious reference to a team who were 3-0 down at half-time on "that night in Istanbul". Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal   8:28PM 43 min Mane escapes a booking for a petulant kick for a reason I don't understand. The petulance and the referee's largesse that is.  8:27PM 41 min Another cute pass from Coutinho from that playmaking slot between an old left-half-starting position in an attack and an inside-left's. He rolls the pass to Salah sprinting in from the left touchline but he hits a curiously rat-powered shot straight at Rico.  8:25PM 40 min Morreno is booked for challenging Mercado for a bouncing ball with wing chun style lunge. Steve McManaman exonerates him simply for wearing a red shirt, I think, because it looked a booking 'every day of the week, for me, Martin'.  8:23PM 38 min They've score from the previous two right-wing corners and should have made it a hat-trick when the ball is curled just behind the penalty spot to, of all people, Lovren. He meets it on the volley but his execution is that of a centre-half and he blunders it off the side of his foot into the defender. Salah gobbles up the rebound and plants his 25-yard shot into row ZZZZZ.  8:21PM 36 min Firmino strongarms the far bigger and sturdier Lenglet off the ball as they challenged for a high-bouncing pass. Salah whips around the back to win a corner.  8:20PM 34 min Simon Kjaer is missing for Sevilla and they are missing him at the back. They have created three decent chances, though.  8:18PM 30 min This is quite extraordinary. Sevilla's defenders are playing like carthorses. Long ball up the left, snaffled by Mane who left Lenglet and Geis for dead, hurtled into the box and shot at Rico who parried it to Firmino. The centre-forward stunned it to set up a tap-in which he rolled in.  Pass and move? Well, not today. Two set-pieces and a ball in the mixer.  Sevilla 0 - 3 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino, 30 min)   8:15PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-3 Liverpool (Firmino) 8:14PM 27 min Jurgen Klopp has a face off with a ball boy who had shoved the ball into Gomez's chest to encourage him to get on with the throw-in. "You're not on, la,'" quoth Klopp, or something similar. Sevilla's defence have got concrete boots on.  8:12PM 25 min Between the Nolito and Firmino chances Ben Yedder worked some space on the right, found by Sarabia's pass after Lovren's partial interception. He was teed up to be one-on-one with the keeper and missed it, screwing his shot across the whitewash of the goal-line and out. Miss: Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Wissam Ben Yedder, 20 min)   8:09PM 23 min And it's a non-identical twin of the first - a corner from the right, flicked on by Firmino at the front edge of the six-yard box and buried by Mane's diving header at the far post. The corner came when Firmino burst down the inside-left channel, outstripping the leaden-footed Geis and spearing a low shot close enough to Rico for the keeper to turn it round the post. Sevilla 0 - 2 Liverpool (Sadio Mané, 22 min)   8:07PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-2 Liverpool (Mane) 8:07PM 22 min Action oacked two minutes ends with ... 8:06PM 20 min Sevilla make two chances. The first from Nolito, who benefits when Banega latches on to Henderson's error, strides through on the left and drives a left-foot shot towards the far post. Karius gets down quickly and with a strong wrist diverts it on to the post. It hist the woodwork on a fortunate angle and bounces straight back to the Liverpool keeper. Attempt Saved: Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Nolito, 19 min)   8:04PM 18 min Plenty of smoke around, possibly coming out of Sevilla fans' ears after Firmino falls suspiciously easily juts outside the box. The referee waves him up. Sevilla fans prepare for the arrival of the teams for the Champions League tie against Liverpool Credit: David Ramos/Getty Images   8:01PM 15 min A rare dopey moment from Salah who was caught in possession by Escudero but the left-back's pass 25 yards from goal was rotten.  Possession: Sevilla vs Liverpool   7:59PM 13 min Escudero makes an exceptional run to give Nolito the option of a back-heel flick as e ran down the inside-left channel into the box. The left-back had gone down the outside but instead of crossing with the angle tightening with every roll of the ball, he snatched at a shot and pummeled it into the side-netting.  7:57PM 12 min Gomez stays with Nolito in a chase for a long ball down the Sevilla left, eases ahead and shepherds it out for a Liverpool throw-in. If he carries on like this he'll be an England starter at he World Cup as one of the back three, I reckon.   7:55PM 10 min Clumsy challenge from Henderson on the right, 10 yards to the left of the area. Banega takes and goes for a big inswinging right-foot cross beyond the far post. Karius skips daintily and quickly across to swallow it up after it had sailed over everyone else's heads.  7:53PM 8 min Mane burns off Mercado up the Liverpool left. Salah peels away from his man in midfield and sprints into space but Mane gets stuck in congestion by keeping his head down. He still manages to come away with a corner that Rico punches clear.  7:52PM 6 min Sevilla have shown no precision in their passing so far and Liverpool are easily picking off the passes from Escudero and Mercado up the flanks. They don't seem to have any pace in their movement up front, by contrast with Liverpool ... 7:50PM 4 min From the kick-off Sevilla fly down the right with Sarabia winning a throw-in from Moreno after a cute ball in the build-up from Banega. But Liverpool defend it comfortably and pass it around the back four.  7:48PM 2 min Straight from the corner. Flicked on at the near post by Wijnaldum and squeezed in at the far post with a drilled left-foot shot by Firmino. Excellent finish.  Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino, 2 min)   7:47PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-1 Liverpool (Firmino) 7:46PM 1 min The commentary has been restored. Liverpool attack from right to left and have an early throw-in, taken by Joe Gomez long to Salah who cannot win the header. Liverpool recycle the clearance, move up the right, Salah and Mane exchange passes and Lenglet blocks the cross out for a throw-in.  7:45PM Sevilla The little I know of Johannes Geis, on loan from Schalke, is that he was a midfielder in the Bundesliga. But he's playing at centre-back tonight with the young Clement Lenglet, signed from Nancy last years.  Credit: MATTHEW CHILDS/Action Images/Reuters   7:43PM Ooh - BT Sport has lost the commentary feed We may have to have Messrs Lineker and Ferdinand calling the play, as it were.  7:42PM Spartak drew with Maribor So two points for Liverpool from their last two games will put them through.  7:33PM Jurgen Klopp speaks We know how strong they are, how special the atmosphere here is. It is special 100 per cent. That was a really good game, we should have scored more [at home against them] but the difference is Phil is here. We need to do the right things at the right moment, fight, really fight, be aggressive but not too aggressive.  There will be a few challenges tonight. They are good, really experienced. They use this special atmosphere.  7:30PM Kit watch Liverpool will wear red, sparing us the sight of 10 barley sugars inciting psychedelic flashbacks. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Trent Alexander-Arnold and some single-banger colleagues warm up Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs   7:20PM Now for those of you watching in Technicolor Here are your teams in black and white: Sevilla Sergio Rico, Mercado, Geis, Lenglet, Escudero, Nzonzi, Banega, Pizarro, Sarabia, Ben Yedder, Nolito.  Substitutes Soria, Corchia, Krohn-Dehli, Correa, Jesus Navas, Muriel, Vazquez.  Liverpool Karius, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane.  Substitutes Mignolet, Milner, Sturridge, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold.  Referee Felix Brych (Germany) 6:37PM Sevilla's starting XI ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @LFCEspanol@LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCLpic.twitter.com/lYHfHq7JXR— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) November 21, 2017   6:34PM Liverpool team news �� The Reds to take on @SevillaFC_ENG... pic.twitter.com/iTz4geVoI8— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 21, 2017   6:30PM Good evening Ahoy-hoy! And welcome to live coverage of the fifth round of Champions League group fixtures and Liverpool's trip to Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán to play Sevilla. The first burning question we should ask ourselves is which of Liverpool's kits will they be wearing tonight against the pride of Andalucia who play in the white with red trim, the anti-Liverpool home kit? New Balance v New Balance FYI, should you be interested in that sort of thing, Which you should. Any road that should free them up to play in all red, shouldn't it or will they use the opportunity to come as Blackpool in their preposterous tangerine high viz mufti to boost sales (to Lollipop men and women)? The first meeting ended in a 2-2 draw with that topsy-turvy scoring sequence caused, largely, by Liverpool's comically bad defending - Wissam Ben Yedder opened the scoring with Sevilla's first attack: Liverpool 0 - 1 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 5 min)  Firmino and the wonderful Mohamed Salah put Liverpool 2-1 up before they were carved open again by a wonderfully slick move finished by Joaquin Correa. Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla (Joaquín Correa, 72 min) Since then Liverpool have drawn in Moscow and beaten Maribor home and away to move a point clear of Sevilla at the top of Group E.  After that error-strewn embarrassment at Wembley against Tottenham, Liverpool have won their last four games with impressive comfort. Salah has won hearts and minds miles beyond L4, Mané is back and 'Phil' Coutinho looks slicker by the day.  Best-priced accumulators | New customer offers Sevilla have lost three of their past five Liga games but overturned that out of character 5-1 defeat by Spartak away with a 2-1 home victory three weeks ago. But they haven't lost at home since precisely 366 days ago.  Presuming Spartak muller Maribor, a point here would mean a draw in Liverpool's last match would suffice. Defeat, though, could be costly because Sevilla will play Maribor last and make Liverpool vulnerable to a Spartak victory. 

Sevilla 3 Liverpool 3: Brainless defending surrenders three-goal lead after Roberto Firmino double

Jürgen Klopp arrived in Seville hoping to banish memories of Liverpool's Europa League final defeat. Instead, he relived much of that nightmare. A comfortable first half was transformed into a second of defensive calamity. The similarity was harrowing. In Basel in 2016 Sevilla overturned a one-goal lead. Here Liverpool were three-up at half-time, seemingly strolling, only to surrender superiority leaving Spain with a point that will feel less sour in 24 hours than it did at full-time. Even Alberto Moreno’s errors at the start of the second half were identical. The equaliser in the third minute of injury time from Guido Pizarro sparked such celebrations as to suggest a trophy would be presented at the end. Liverpool’s players looked as forlorn as when they lost the final. They were seconds from qualifying for the last 16 but must now complete the job in their final group game, even though Spartak Moscow failed to defeat Maribor. Never has a side topped their group going into the last round of fixtures holding such regrets. Liverpool could and should have won each of their five fixtures, but this was an exhibition in carelessness Klopp has witnessed too often. As they had done in Switzerland, his players left their brains in the dressing room at the interval. There was much to reassure about the brilliance of Liverpool’s attacking in the first half, but concerns linger about how brittle they are under pressure. Roberto Firmino’s double and Sadio Mané had underlined Liverpool’s recent excellence, but within 15 minutes of the second half Wissam Ben Yedder had scored twice and Liverpool found themselves grimly holding on throughout the second half. They succumbed on 93 minutes, failing to clear a corner on a night of dire defending from set-pieces.  Roberto Firmino puts Liverpool one-nil up after 88 seconds in Seville Credit: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images Liverpool’s defensive fortitude noted in recent weeks evaporated in a hectic spell, the poise the Liverpool manager had observed in the last four games a memory. Liverpool have been playing well of late, but now the most difficult away games of this season – at Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and now Sevilla – were defensive catastrophes. The question for Klopp is if recent improvement is due to a maturing team or dwindling quality of Premier League opposition. Sevilla, currently fifth in La Liga, are formidable in their own stadium. Only Juventus had emerged victorious in the last 25 games, which should offer some positive perspective amid the frustration. The opening stages had shown Liverpool at their best, their attacking quartet destructive as Sevilla’s defenders slept. Sadio Mane doubles Liverpool's lead Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs For Philippe Coutinho there was a dual ambition: assist his current club while impressing a potential future audience. There is no doubt he will have been considering the implications of a star performance on Spanish soil, and even less debate as to whether Barcelona’s scouts were monitoring his impact. His influence was instant, his dead-ball skills dismantling the home side. Liverpool took the lead after just two minutes when the Brazilian’s corner was headed to the back post by Gini Wijnaldum, Firmino free to sidefoot past Sergio Rico. They were two-up 20 minutes later with a replica move, Firmino providing the headed assist for Mané on this occasion. Coutinho was again the supplier from a corner. Seville looked so clueless at defending the set-plays one wondered if Tony Pulis might have been considering this his next port of call. Unfortunately for Klopp, such lapses would prove contagious when his team defended the same end.  Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal Liverpool’s second was timely because the hosts had belatedly started to gather momentum and should have equalised with two easy chances in the space of two minutes. Loris Karius takes the credit for preventing the first on 18 minutes, former Manchester City striker Nolito denied. Faced one-on-one, the placed-attempt was flicked onto the post, the rebound kindly falling into the keeper’s arms. A minute later Ben Yedder should have tested the keeper but wastefully shot wide. The game looked to be drifting away from Sevilla. Firmino wasted his own one-on-one, but when Alberto Moreno arranged a sprint between Mané and the Sevilla defence it was a mismatch. Mané was magnificent in the first half, the raucous environment doing nothing to stop him appearing to have more time than everyone else. His class showed again on 30 minutes, gliding onto Moreno’s perfect ball and shooting at the overworked Rico. Karius made a telling early save Credit:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images The keeper could only parry to Firmino for his second and Liverpool’s third. At that stage Liverpool were as impressive without the ball as they were with it, Klopp’s midfield runners as adept at scurrying to retrieve the ball as exhaust their opponent with it. It made what followed inexplicable. Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo must have been name-dropping Istanbul at half-time in a desperate attempt to salvage pride.  Klopp will have ordered his side to offer no encouragement. His players evidently failed to listen. Six minutes into the second half Ever Benega’s free-kick was met by Ben Yedder, the deficit was cut and belief was restored. Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal Moreno then conceded a 60th-minute penalty, which Ben Yedder converted twice – the referee penalising Sevilla for encroachment on the first attempt. Klopp tried to prevent the inevitable by withdrawing Moreno and Coutinho for Emre Can and James Milner. This brought some respite. Can and Mane wasted chances to extend the advantage once more, but Pizarro struck on 93 minutes to complete the kind of comeback all too familiar to the Merseysiders. A point at home against Spartak will still be enough for Klopp, but he knows qualification should already be sealed. 10:03PM Klopp speaks We were confident after that first-half - we were in two situations too late, not only Alberto but the whole formation for the free-kick and the penalty. That's obvious what we did. The real problem was we stopped playing football. Three-nil is a wonderful result but we had to stay in the game. There was time [for them] to score 10 goals but we stopped playing football. It would have been the same at Anfield [with the atmosphere pushing the home side on had they been 3-0 down]. At the moment it feels really bad.  9:43PM Liverpool need only a point to go through Credit: BT SPORT   9:42PM What a remarkable match Salah, Firmino, Coutinho and Mane had this game won until Moreno made two daft errors to allow Sevilla back into it. Klopp must be livid. It will feel like a defeat, despite the point.  9:39PM Full time And Sevilla have extended their unbeaten home record into a second year. Liverpool were 3-0 up and they ------ it up after a dreadful second-half defensive and midfield display.  9:38PM 90+3 min The game's fourth goal from a corner. Geis, with time ebbing away, shot from 25 yards and Klavan's block took it out for the corner, Banega swung it out with his left foot - Klavan, I think, flicked it towards the penalty spot. Pizarro trapped it with his right foot and swiped in a half-volley with his left.  Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool (Guido Pizarro, 90 + 3 min)   9:35PM GOAL!! Liverpool 3-3 Sevilla (Pizarro) 9:35PM 90+1 min There will be four more minutes for Sevilla to try to extend their unbeaten home record into another year. Liverpool have a bank of four and one of five to hold them at bay.  9:33PM 89 min Had Ben Yedder or Nolito taken one of the chances at 1-0 down, this game may have been very different indeed. But once Eduardo Berizzo picked them off the floor at half-time, they have been magnificent, Banega majestic.  9:32PM 88 min Firmino, Can and Mane work a neat triangle on the left and earn a throw after Mercado and Geis smother it. When it comes, Mane dribbles into the box at pace, takes a tumble and inspires Klopp to shout for a penalty. The ref shakes his head, no contact, and Milner plays on to torpedo a low cross through the six-yard box and out of play.  9:29PM 86 min Liverpool substitution: Salah off, Oxlade-Chamberlain on.  9:28PM 85 min Sevilla chance - Banega has been outstanding this half and threads a pass through to Vazquez and he centres to Correa who let it run ahead of him with disappointing consequences.  9:27PM 84 min Can's crime was to lay a fingertip on Mercado who went ballistic at the monstrous liberty. Poor Can. 9:25PM 82 min Can is booked for trying to hold up a re-start.  9:25PM 81 min Mane misses a chance. A difficult one from Can's ball up the inside-left channel that Barnes-Wallised its way into the box. Mane wrapped his foot around it and wellied it wide.    9:23PM 80 min Sevilla make a second sub: Ben Yedder off, Correa, who lit up Anfield comes on.  9:22PM 77 min Karius punches the corner clear and Liverpool break through Can and Mane. Can draws the keeper, having pointed Mane to the back post, stalls his burst to square it and Banega, who has motored 80 yards, makes a sensational sliding interception to prevent the tap-in.  9:20PM 75 min Gomez has a fine opportunity to slide a pass up the right for Salah's clever run but bodges it with too much force. Sevilla bring the ball back and Liverpool start to quake. Mercado hits a gorgeous right-foot oustwinging cross that, to his credit, Lovren meets and heads behind.  9:18PM 74 min Has the Sevilla wolf blown itself out after that huffing and puffing or have Liverpool, with Moreno off, replaced their straw and stick defence with bricks?  9:15PM 71 min Gomez takes it up and makes more territory towards the byline and fires in a speculative cross that Rico, unchallenged, dives to gather. But he fumbles it and the ball spills to the edge of the area and Salah. Geis and Lenglet dive to block but Salah doesn't take his time and bludgeons a shot past the post. 9:13PM 69 min Sarabia does a Rumpelstiltskin act out on the right when flagged offside - which he was. Liverpool free-kick. they move the ball across the field to their right and launch Salah on a solo raid but he runs out of room and is tackled.  9:12PM 67 min Finally Liverpool move into Sevilla's half and manage to make the ball stick there. 9:08PM 65 min Sevilla corner on the right. Liverpool defend it competently through Can and Klavan. Some relief.  9:07PM 64 min And Klopp has had enough. He hooks Moreno for Milner and sends on Can for Coutinho.  9:06PM 63 min Escudero crashes a shot under Karius who throws down a hand that takes it on to the floor and up on to the bar and away. He was offisde but it was a late whistle. Liverpool have gone to sea in a sieve after half-time.  9:05PM 62 min What was the point of buying Andrew Robertson if he keeps picking Moreno?  9:04PM GOAL!! Sevilla 2-3 Liverpool (Ben Yedder, pen) Moreno has had a hand in both Sevilla goals. They're absolutely quivvering now.  Ben Yedder rolls the re-take into the bottom left corner having put the original in the right.  9:03PM Penalty to Sevilla Moreno treads on Ben Yedder's foot who went down in instalments. It was awarded by the behind-the-goal assistant. Ben Yedder converts it but there were Sevilla players encroaching so the ref orders a re-take.   9:01PM 58 min Liverpool have been under siege all half. They obviously want to play on the counter but they can't get the ball.   Possession: Sevilla vs Liverpool   9:00PM 56 min It's a different Sevilla this half. The crowd has reinflated and they're tearing down the flanks. Escudero rips past Gomez and arrows a cross that Karius flaps at and misses. Moreno, forever a mix of treasure and trash, makes a telling defensive header to save Sevilla scoring a second.  8:58PM 54 min Mercado loses his composure when he kicks Coutinho's studs and harangues the referee for only giving him a dubious free-kick and not booking Coutinho. Banega takes to the far post (they just scored at the near post) but a craned neck takes the ball just beyond Geis's run.  8:56PM 52 min Moreno should have the assist for that. The man with the tattooed quadriceps foolishly allowed Sevilla to work a training ground routine. Banega crosses, Ben Yedder loses his marker and steers in an excellent header.  Sevilla 1 - 3 Liverpool (Wissam Ben Yedder, 51 min)   8:54PM GOAL!! Sevilla 1-3 Liverpool (Ben Yedder) 8:54PM 50 min Moreno makes a daft decision against his former club, needlessly giving away a free-kick on the right with an impetuous push.  8:52PM 48 min Karius cleans out Sarabia who was trying to get on the end of  along diagonal from the left fired towards the penalty spot. He was offside and is left in a heap after Karius leapt into him to punch it away. Eventually he regains his feet but looks like a man who has juts fallen down a flight of stairs.   8:51PM 47 min Lovren to the rescue - not typed that a lot recently. He sniffs the danger of Moreno's ropy header and makes a sharp clearance.  8:49PM 46 min We're off. Sevilla have made a substitution but it's not the all at sea Lenglet or Geis who have departed but N'Zonzi. Franco Vazquez has come on.   8:44PM Look how influential Coutinho is Average touch positions (half time)   8:43PM Here are the goals Firmino scores the first: Firmino squeezes in his shot Credit: Miguel Morenatti/AP  Mane dives headlong to score the second: Mane steers in a second Credit:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images  And Mane repays Firmino for setting up his goal: Firmino drills in his second and Liverpool's third Credit: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images   8:32PM Half time A Thanksgiving stuffing two days early to cheer Liverpool's owners.  8:30PM 45 min Booking for Banega for yanking Coutinho's shirt when the No10 bombed past him and threatened to race away. We'll have two more minutes.  8:29PM 44 min "Even one Sevilla goal could change the mood," says Ian Darke but eschews the obvious reference to a team who were 3-0 down at half-time on "that night in Istanbul". Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal   8:28PM 43 min Mane escapes a booking for a petulant kick for a reason I don't understand. The petulance and the referee's largesse that is.  8:27PM 41 min Another cute pass from Coutinho from that playmaking slot between an old left-half-starting position in an attack and an inside-left's. He rolls the pass to Salah sprinting in from the left touchline but he hits a curiously rat-powered shot straight at Rico.  8:25PM 40 min Morreno is booked for challenging Mercado for a bouncing ball with wing chun style lunge. Steve McManaman exonerates him simply for wearing a red shirt, I think, because it looked a booking 'every day of the week, for me, Martin'.  8:23PM 38 min They've score from the previous two right-wing corners and should have made it a hat-trick when the ball is curled just behind the penalty spot to, of all people, Lovren. He meets it on the volley but his execution is that of a centre-half and he blunders it off the side of his foot into the defender. Salah gobbles up the rebound and plants his 25-yard shot into row ZZZZZ.  8:21PM 36 min Firmino strongarms the far bigger and sturdier Lenglet off the ball as they challenged for a high-bouncing pass. Salah whips around the back to win a corner.  8:20PM 34 min Simon Kjaer is missing for Sevilla and they are missing him at the back. They have created three decent chances, though.  8:18PM 30 min This is quite extraordinary. Sevilla's defenders are playing like carthorses. Long ball up the left, snaffled by Mane who left Lenglet and Geis for dead, hurtled into the box and shot at Rico who parried it to Firmino. The centre-forward stunned it to set up a tap-in which he rolled in.  Pass and move? Well, not today. Two set-pieces and a ball in the mixer.  Sevilla 0 - 3 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino, 30 min)   8:15PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-3 Liverpool (Firmino) 8:14PM 27 min Jurgen Klopp has a face off with a ball boy who had shoved the ball into Gomez's chest to encourage him to get on with the throw-in. "You're not on, la,'" quoth Klopp, or something similar. Sevilla's defence have got concrete boots on.  8:12PM 25 min Between the Nolito and Firmino chances Ben Yedder worked some space on the right, found by Sarabia's pass after Lovren's partial interception. He was teed up to be one-on-one with the keeper and missed it, screwing his shot across the whitewash of the goal-line and out. Miss: Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Wissam Ben Yedder, 20 min)   8:09PM 23 min And it's a non-identical twin of the first - a corner from the right, flicked on by Firmino at the front edge of the six-yard box and buried by Mane's diving header at the far post. The corner came when Firmino burst down the inside-left channel, outstripping the leaden-footed Geis and spearing a low shot close enough to Rico for the keeper to turn it round the post. Sevilla 0 - 2 Liverpool (Sadio Mané, 22 min)   8:07PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-2 Liverpool (Mane) 8:07PM 22 min Action oacked two minutes ends with ... 8:06PM 20 min Sevilla make two chances. The first from Nolito, who benefits when Banega latches on to Henderson's error, strides through on the left and drives a left-foot shot towards the far post. Karius gets down quickly and with a strong wrist diverts it on to the post. It hist the woodwork on a fortunate angle and bounces straight back to the Liverpool keeper. Attempt Saved: Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Nolito, 19 min)   8:04PM 18 min Plenty of smoke around, possibly coming out of Sevilla fans' ears after Firmino falls suspiciously easily juts outside the box. The referee waves him up. Sevilla fans prepare for the arrival of the teams for the Champions League tie against Liverpool Credit: David Ramos/Getty Images   8:01PM 15 min A rare dopey moment from Salah who was caught in possession by Escudero but the left-back's pass 25 yards from goal was rotten.  Possession: Sevilla vs Liverpool   7:59PM 13 min Escudero makes an exceptional run to give Nolito the option of a back-heel flick as e ran down the inside-left channel into the box. The left-back had gone down the outside but instead of crossing with the angle tightening with every roll of the ball, he snatched at a shot and pummeled it into the side-netting.  7:57PM 12 min Gomez stays with Nolito in a chase for a long ball down the Sevilla left, eases ahead and shepherds it out for a Liverpool throw-in. If he carries on like this he'll be an England starter at he World Cup as one of the back three, I reckon.   7:55PM 10 min Clumsy challenge from Henderson on the right, 10 yards to the left of the area. Banega takes and goes for a big inswinging right-foot cross beyond the far post. Karius skips daintily and quickly across to swallow it up after it had sailed over everyone else's heads.  7:53PM 8 min Mane burns off Mercado up the Liverpool left. Salah peels away from his man in midfield and sprints into space but Mane gets stuck in congestion by keeping his head down. He still manages to come away with a corner that Rico punches clear.  7:52PM 6 min Sevilla have shown no precision in their passing so far and Liverpool are easily picking off the passes from Escudero and Mercado up the flanks. They don't seem to have any pace in their movement up front, by contrast with Liverpool ... 7:50PM 4 min From the kick-off Sevilla fly down the right with Sarabia winning a throw-in from Moreno after a cute ball in the build-up from Banega. But Liverpool defend it comfortably and pass it around the back four.  7:48PM 2 min Straight from the corner. Flicked on at the near post by Wijnaldum and squeezed in at the far post with a drilled left-foot shot by Firmino. Excellent finish.  Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino, 2 min)   7:47PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-1 Liverpool (Firmino) 7:46PM 1 min The commentary has been restored. Liverpool attack from right to left and have an early throw-in, taken by Joe Gomez long to Salah who cannot win the header. Liverpool recycle the clearance, move up the right, Salah and Mane exchange passes and Lenglet blocks the cross out for a throw-in.  7:45PM Sevilla The little I know of Johannes Geis, on loan from Schalke, is that he was a midfielder in the Bundesliga. But he's playing at centre-back tonight with the young Clement Lenglet, signed from Nancy last years.  Credit: MATTHEW CHILDS/Action Images/Reuters   7:43PM Ooh - BT Sport has lost the commentary feed We may have to have Messrs Lineker and Ferdinand calling the play, as it were.  7:42PM Spartak drew with Maribor So two points for Liverpool from their last two games will put them through.  7:33PM Jurgen Klopp speaks We know how strong they are, how special the atmosphere here is. It is special 100 per cent. That was a really good game, we should have scored more [at home against them] but the difference is Phil is here. We need to do the right things at the right moment, fight, really fight, be aggressive but not too aggressive.  There will be a few challenges tonight. They are good, really experienced. They use this special atmosphere.  7:30PM Kit watch Liverpool will wear red, sparing us the sight of 10 barley sugars inciting psychedelic flashbacks. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Trent Alexander-Arnold and some single-banger colleagues warm up Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs   7:20PM Now for those of you watching in Technicolor Here are your teams in black and white: Sevilla Sergio Rico, Mercado, Geis, Lenglet, Escudero, Nzonzi, Banega, Pizarro, Sarabia, Ben Yedder, Nolito.  Substitutes Soria, Corchia, Krohn-Dehli, Correa, Jesus Navas, Muriel, Vazquez.  Liverpool Karius, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane.  Substitutes Mignolet, Milner, Sturridge, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold.  Referee Felix Brych (Germany) 6:37PM Sevilla's starting XI ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @LFCEspanol@LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCLpic.twitter.com/lYHfHq7JXR— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) November 21, 2017   6:34PM Liverpool team news �� The Reds to take on @SevillaFC_ENG... pic.twitter.com/iTz4geVoI8— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 21, 2017   6:30PM Good evening Ahoy-hoy! And welcome to live coverage of the fifth round of Champions League group fixtures and Liverpool's trip to Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán to play Sevilla. The first burning question we should ask ourselves is which of Liverpool's kits will they be wearing tonight against the pride of Andalucia who play in the white with red trim, the anti-Liverpool home kit? New Balance v New Balance FYI, should you be interested in that sort of thing, Which you should. Any road that should free them up to play in all red, shouldn't it or will they use the opportunity to come as Blackpool in their preposterous tangerine high viz mufti to boost sales (to Lollipop men and women)? The first meeting ended in a 2-2 draw with that topsy-turvy scoring sequence caused, largely, by Liverpool's comically bad defending - Wissam Ben Yedder opened the scoring with Sevilla's first attack: Liverpool 0 - 1 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 5 min)  Firmino and the wonderful Mohamed Salah put Liverpool 2-1 up before they were carved open again by a wonderfully slick move finished by Joaquin Correa. Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla (Joaquín Correa, 72 min) Since then Liverpool have drawn in Moscow and beaten Maribor home and away to move a point clear of Sevilla at the top of Group E.  After that error-strewn embarrassment at Wembley against Tottenham, Liverpool have won their last four games with impressive comfort. Salah has won hearts and minds miles beyond L4, Mané is back and 'Phil' Coutinho looks slicker by the day.  Best-priced accumulators | New customer offers Sevilla have lost three of their past five Liga games but overturned that out of character 5-1 defeat by Spartak away with a 2-1 home victory three weeks ago. But they haven't lost at home since precisely 366 days ago.  Presuming Spartak muller Maribor, a point here would mean a draw in Liverpool's last match would suffice. Defeat, though, could be costly because Sevilla will play Maribor last and make Liverpool vulnerable to a Spartak victory. 

Sevilla 3 Liverpool 3: Brainless defending surrenders three-goal lead after Roberto Firmino double

Jürgen Klopp arrived in Seville hoping to banish memories of Liverpool's Europa League final defeat. Instead, he relived much of that nightmare. A comfortable first half was transformed into a second of defensive calamity. The similarity was harrowing. In Basel in 2016 Sevilla overturned a one-goal lead. Here Liverpool were three-up at half-time, seemingly strolling, only to surrender superiority leaving Spain with a point that will feel less sour in 24 hours than it did at full-time. Even Alberto Moreno’s errors at the start of the second half were identical. The equaliser in the third minute of injury time from Guido Pizarro sparked such celebrations as to suggest a trophy would be presented at the end. Liverpool’s players looked as forlorn as when they lost the final. They were seconds from qualifying for the last 16 but must now complete the job in their final group game, even though Spartak Moscow failed to defeat Maribor. Never has a side topped their group going into the last round of fixtures holding such regrets. Liverpool could and should have won each of their five fixtures, but this was an exhibition in carelessness Klopp has witnessed too often. As they had done in Switzerland, his players left their brains in the dressing room at the interval. There was much to reassure about the brilliance of Liverpool’s attacking in the first half, but concerns linger about how brittle they are under pressure. Roberto Firmino’s double and Sadio Mané had underlined Liverpool’s recent excellence, but within 15 minutes of the second half Wissam Ben Yedder had scored twice and Liverpool found themselves grimly holding on throughout the second half. They succumbed on 93 minutes, failing to clear a corner on a night of dire defending from set-pieces.  Roberto Firmino puts Liverpool one-nil up after 88 seconds in Seville Credit: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images Liverpool’s defensive fortitude noted in recent weeks evaporated in a hectic spell, the poise the Liverpool manager had observed in the last four games a memory. Liverpool have been playing well of late, but now the most difficult away games of this season – at Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and now Sevilla – were defensive catastrophes. The question for Klopp is if recent improvement is due to a maturing team or dwindling quality of Premier League opposition. Sevilla, currently fifth in La Liga, are formidable in their own stadium. Only Juventus had emerged victorious in the last 25 games, which should offer some positive perspective amid the frustration. The opening stages had shown Liverpool at their best, their attacking quartet destructive as Sevilla’s defenders slept. Sadio Mane doubles Liverpool's lead Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs For Philippe Coutinho there was a dual ambition: assist his current club while impressing a potential future audience. There is no doubt he will have been considering the implications of a star performance on Spanish soil, and even less debate as to whether Barcelona’s scouts were monitoring his impact. His influence was instant, his dead-ball skills dismantling the home side. Liverpool took the lead after just two minutes when the Brazilian’s corner was headed to the back post by Gini Wijnaldum, Firmino free to sidefoot past Sergio Rico. They were two-up 20 minutes later with a replica move, Firmino providing the headed assist for Mané on this occasion. Coutinho was again the supplier from a corner. Seville looked so clueless at defending the set-plays one wondered if Tony Pulis might have been considering this his next port of call. Unfortunately for Klopp, such lapses would prove contagious when his team defended the same end.  Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal Liverpool’s second was timely because the hosts had belatedly started to gather momentum and should have equalised with two easy chances in the space of two minutes. Loris Karius takes the credit for preventing the first on 18 minutes, former Manchester City striker Nolito denied. Faced one-on-one, the placed-attempt was flicked onto the post, the rebound kindly falling into the keeper’s arms. A minute later Ben Yedder should have tested the keeper but wastefully shot wide. The game looked to be drifting away from Sevilla. Firmino wasted his own one-on-one, but when Alberto Moreno arranged a sprint between Mané and the Sevilla defence it was a mismatch. Mané was magnificent in the first half, the raucous environment doing nothing to stop him appearing to have more time than everyone else. His class showed again on 30 minutes, gliding onto Moreno’s perfect ball and shooting at the overworked Rico. Karius made a telling early save Credit:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images The keeper could only parry to Firmino for his second and Liverpool’s third. At that stage Liverpool were as impressive without the ball as they were with it, Klopp’s midfield runners as adept at scurrying to retrieve the ball as exhaust their opponent with it. It made what followed inexplicable. Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo must have been name-dropping Istanbul at half-time in a desperate attempt to salvage pride.  Klopp will have ordered his side to offer no encouragement. His players evidently failed to listen. Six minutes into the second half Ever Benega’s free-kick was met by Ben Yedder, the deficit was cut and belief was restored. Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal Moreno then conceded a 60th-minute penalty, which Ben Yedder converted twice – the referee penalising Sevilla for encroachment on the first attempt. Klopp tried to prevent the inevitable by withdrawing Moreno and Coutinho for Emre Can and James Milner. This brought some respite. Can and Mane wasted chances to extend the advantage once more, but Pizarro struck on 93 minutes to complete the kind of comeback all too familiar to the Merseysiders. A point at home against Spartak will still be enough for Klopp, but he knows qualification should already be sealed. 10:03PM Klopp speaks We were confident after that first-half - we were in two situations too late, not only Alberto but the whole formation for the free-kick and the penalty. That's obvious what we did. The real problem was we stopped playing football. Three-nil is a wonderful result but we had to stay in the game. There was time [for them] to score 10 goals but we stopped playing football. It would have been the same at Anfield [with the atmosphere pushing the home side on had they been 3-0 down]. At the moment it feels really bad.  9:43PM Liverpool need only a point to go through Credit: BT SPORT   9:42PM What a remarkable match Salah, Firmino, Coutinho and Mane had this game won until Moreno made two daft errors to allow Sevilla back into it. Klopp must be livid. It will feel like a defeat, despite the point.  9:39PM Full time And Sevilla have extended their unbeaten home record into a second year. Liverpool were 3-0 up and they ------ it up after a dreadful second-half defensive and midfield display.  9:38PM 90+3 min The game's fourth goal from a corner. Geis, with time ebbing away, shot from 25 yards and Klavan's block took it out for the corner, Banega swung it out with his left foot - Klavan, I think, flicked it towards the penalty spot. Pizarro trapped it with his right foot and swiped in a half-volley with his left.  Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool (Guido Pizarro, 90 + 3 min)   9:35PM GOAL!! Liverpool 3-3 Sevilla (Pizarro) 9:35PM 90+1 min There will be four more minutes for Sevilla to try to extend their unbeaten home record into another year. Liverpool have a bank of four and one of five to hold them at bay.  9:33PM 89 min Had Ben Yedder or Nolito taken one of the chances at 1-0 down, this game may have been very different indeed. But once Eduardo Berizzo picked them off the floor at half-time, they have been magnificent, Banega majestic.  9:32PM 88 min Firmino, Can and Mane work a neat triangle on the left and earn a throw after Mercado and Geis smother it. When it comes, Mane dribbles into the box at pace, takes a tumble and inspires Klopp to shout for a penalty. The ref shakes his head, no contact, and Milner plays on to torpedo a low cross through the six-yard box and out of play.  9:29PM 86 min Liverpool substitution: Salah off, Oxlade-Chamberlain on.  9:28PM 85 min Sevilla chance - Banega has been outstanding this half and threads a pass through to Vazquez and he centres to Correa who let it run ahead of him with disappointing consequences.  9:27PM 84 min Can's crime was to lay a fingertip on Mercado who went ballistic at the monstrous liberty. Poor Can. 9:25PM 82 min Can is booked for trying to hold up a re-start.  9:25PM 81 min Mane misses a chance. A difficult one from Can's ball up the inside-left channel that Barnes-Wallised its way into the box. Mane wrapped his foot around it and wellied it wide.    9:23PM 80 min Sevilla make a second sub: Ben Yedder off, Correa, who lit up Anfield comes on.  9:22PM 77 min Karius punches the corner clear and Liverpool break through Can and Mane. Can draws the keeper, having pointed Mane to the back post, stalls his burst to square it and Banega, who has motored 80 yards, makes a sensational sliding interception to prevent the tap-in.  9:20PM 75 min Gomez has a fine opportunity to slide a pass up the right for Salah's clever run but bodges it with too much force. Sevilla bring the ball back and Liverpool start to quake. Mercado hits a gorgeous right-foot oustwinging cross that, to his credit, Lovren meets and heads behind.  9:18PM 74 min Has the Sevilla wolf blown itself out after that huffing and puffing or have Liverpool, with Moreno off, replaced their straw and stick defence with bricks?  9:15PM 71 min Gomez takes it up and makes more territory towards the byline and fires in a speculative cross that Rico, unchallenged, dives to gather. But he fumbles it and the ball spills to the edge of the area and Salah. Geis and Lenglet dive to block but Salah doesn't take his time and bludgeons a shot past the post. 9:13PM 69 min Sarabia does a Rumpelstiltskin act out on the right when flagged offside - which he was. Liverpool free-kick. they move the ball across the field to their right and launch Salah on a solo raid but he runs out of room and is tackled.  9:12PM 67 min Finally Liverpool move into Sevilla's half and manage to make the ball stick there. 9:08PM 65 min Sevilla corner on the right. Liverpool defend it competently through Can and Klavan. Some relief.  9:07PM 64 min And Klopp has had enough. He hooks Moreno for Milner and sends on Can for Coutinho.  9:06PM 63 min Escudero crashes a shot under Karius who throws down a hand that takes it on to the floor and up on to the bar and away. He was offisde but it was a late whistle. Liverpool have gone to sea in a sieve after half-time.  9:05PM 62 min What was the point of buying Andrew Robertson if he keeps picking Moreno?  9:04PM GOAL!! Sevilla 2-3 Liverpool (Ben Yedder, pen) Moreno has had a hand in both Sevilla goals. They're absolutely quivvering now.  Ben Yedder rolls the re-take into the bottom left corner having put the original in the right.  9:03PM Penalty to Sevilla Moreno treads on Ben Yedder's foot who went down in instalments. It was awarded by the behind-the-goal assistant. Ben Yedder converts it but there were Sevilla players encroaching so the ref orders a re-take.   9:01PM 58 min Liverpool have been under siege all half. They obviously want to play on the counter but they can't get the ball.   Possession: Sevilla vs Liverpool   9:00PM 56 min It's a different Sevilla this half. The crowd has reinflated and they're tearing down the flanks. Escudero rips past Gomez and arrows a cross that Karius flaps at and misses. Moreno, forever a mix of treasure and trash, makes a telling defensive header to save Sevilla scoring a second.  8:58PM 54 min Mercado loses his composure when he kicks Coutinho's studs and harangues the referee for only giving him a dubious free-kick and not booking Coutinho. Banega takes to the far post (they just scored at the near post) but a craned neck takes the ball just beyond Geis's run.  8:56PM 52 min Moreno should have the assist for that. The man with the tattooed quadriceps foolishly allowed Sevilla to work a training ground routine. Banega crosses, Ben Yedder loses his marker and steers in an excellent header.  Sevilla 1 - 3 Liverpool (Wissam Ben Yedder, 51 min)   8:54PM GOAL!! Sevilla 1-3 Liverpool (Ben Yedder) 8:54PM 50 min Moreno makes a daft decision against his former club, needlessly giving away a free-kick on the right with an impetuous push.  8:52PM 48 min Karius cleans out Sarabia who was trying to get on the end of  along diagonal from the left fired towards the penalty spot. He was offside and is left in a heap after Karius leapt into him to punch it away. Eventually he regains his feet but looks like a man who has juts fallen down a flight of stairs.   8:51PM 47 min Lovren to the rescue - not typed that a lot recently. He sniffs the danger of Moreno's ropy header and makes a sharp clearance.  8:49PM 46 min We're off. Sevilla have made a substitution but it's not the all at sea Lenglet or Geis who have departed but N'Zonzi. Franco Vazquez has come on.   8:44PM Look how influential Coutinho is Average touch positions (half time)   8:43PM Here are the goals Firmino scores the first: Firmino squeezes in his shot Credit: Miguel Morenatti/AP  Mane dives headlong to score the second: Mane steers in a second Credit:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images  And Mane repays Firmino for setting up his goal: Firmino drills in his second and Liverpool's third Credit: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images   8:32PM Half time A Thanksgiving stuffing two days early to cheer Liverpool's owners.  8:30PM 45 min Booking for Banega for yanking Coutinho's shirt when the No10 bombed past him and threatened to race away. We'll have two more minutes.  8:29PM 44 min "Even one Sevilla goal could change the mood," says Ian Darke but eschews the obvious reference to a team who were 3-0 down at half-time on "that night in Istanbul". Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal   8:28PM 43 min Mane escapes a booking for a petulant kick for a reason I don't understand. The petulance and the referee's largesse that is.  8:27PM 41 min Another cute pass from Coutinho from that playmaking slot between an old left-half-starting position in an attack and an inside-left's. He rolls the pass to Salah sprinting in from the left touchline but he hits a curiously rat-powered shot straight at Rico.  8:25PM 40 min Morreno is booked for challenging Mercado for a bouncing ball with wing chun style lunge. Steve McManaman exonerates him simply for wearing a red shirt, I think, because it looked a booking 'every day of the week, for me, Martin'.  8:23PM 38 min They've score from the previous two right-wing corners and should have made it a hat-trick when the ball is curled just behind the penalty spot to, of all people, Lovren. He meets it on the volley but his execution is that of a centre-half and he blunders it off the side of his foot into the defender. Salah gobbles up the rebound and plants his 25-yard shot into row ZZZZZ.  8:21PM 36 min Firmino strongarms the far bigger and sturdier Lenglet off the ball as they challenged for a high-bouncing pass. Salah whips around the back to win a corner.  8:20PM 34 min Simon Kjaer is missing for Sevilla and they are missing him at the back. They have created three decent chances, though.  8:18PM 30 min This is quite extraordinary. Sevilla's defenders are playing like carthorses. Long ball up the left, snaffled by Mane who left Lenglet and Geis for dead, hurtled into the box and shot at Rico who parried it to Firmino. The centre-forward stunned it to set up a tap-in which he rolled in.  Pass and move? Well, not today. Two set-pieces and a ball in the mixer.  Sevilla 0 - 3 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino, 30 min)   8:15PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-3 Liverpool (Firmino) 8:14PM 27 min Jurgen Klopp has a face off with a ball boy who had shoved the ball into Gomez's chest to encourage him to get on with the throw-in. "You're not on, la,'" quoth Klopp, or something similar. Sevilla's defence have got concrete boots on.  8:12PM 25 min Between the Nolito and Firmino chances Ben Yedder worked some space on the right, found by Sarabia's pass after Lovren's partial interception. He was teed up to be one-on-one with the keeper and missed it, screwing his shot across the whitewash of the goal-line and out. Miss: Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Wissam Ben Yedder, 20 min)   8:09PM 23 min And it's a non-identical twin of the first - a corner from the right, flicked on by Firmino at the front edge of the six-yard box and buried by Mane's diving header at the far post. The corner came when Firmino burst down the inside-left channel, outstripping the leaden-footed Geis and spearing a low shot close enough to Rico for the keeper to turn it round the post. Sevilla 0 - 2 Liverpool (Sadio Mané, 22 min)   8:07PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-2 Liverpool (Mane) 8:07PM 22 min Action oacked two minutes ends with ... 8:06PM 20 min Sevilla make two chances. The first from Nolito, who benefits when Banega latches on to Henderson's error, strides through on the left and drives a left-foot shot towards the far post. Karius gets down quickly and with a strong wrist diverts it on to the post. It hist the woodwork on a fortunate angle and bounces straight back to the Liverpool keeper. Attempt Saved: Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Nolito, 19 min)   8:04PM 18 min Plenty of smoke around, possibly coming out of Sevilla fans' ears after Firmino falls suspiciously easily juts outside the box. The referee waves him up. Sevilla fans prepare for the arrival of the teams for the Champions League tie against Liverpool Credit: David Ramos/Getty Images   8:01PM 15 min A rare dopey moment from Salah who was caught in possession by Escudero but the left-back's pass 25 yards from goal was rotten.  Possession: Sevilla vs Liverpool   7:59PM 13 min Escudero makes an exceptional run to give Nolito the option of a back-heel flick as e ran down the inside-left channel into the box. The left-back had gone down the outside but instead of crossing with the angle tightening with every roll of the ball, he snatched at a shot and pummeled it into the side-netting.  7:57PM 12 min Gomez stays with Nolito in a chase for a long ball down the Sevilla left, eases ahead and shepherds it out for a Liverpool throw-in. If he carries on like this he'll be an England starter at he World Cup as one of the back three, I reckon.   7:55PM 10 min Clumsy challenge from Henderson on the right, 10 yards to the left of the area. Banega takes and goes for a big inswinging right-foot cross beyond the far post. Karius skips daintily and quickly across to swallow it up after it had sailed over everyone else's heads.  7:53PM 8 min Mane burns off Mercado up the Liverpool left. Salah peels away from his man in midfield and sprints into space but Mane gets stuck in congestion by keeping his head down. He still manages to come away with a corner that Rico punches clear.  7:52PM 6 min Sevilla have shown no precision in their passing so far and Liverpool are easily picking off the passes from Escudero and Mercado up the flanks. They don't seem to have any pace in their movement up front, by contrast with Liverpool ... 7:50PM 4 min From the kick-off Sevilla fly down the right with Sarabia winning a throw-in from Moreno after a cute ball in the build-up from Banega. But Liverpool defend it comfortably and pass it around the back four.  7:48PM 2 min Straight from the corner. Flicked on at the near post by Wijnaldum and squeezed in at the far post with a drilled left-foot shot by Firmino. Excellent finish.  Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino, 2 min)   7:47PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-1 Liverpool (Firmino) 7:46PM 1 min The commentary has been restored. Liverpool attack from right to left and have an early throw-in, taken by Joe Gomez long to Salah who cannot win the header. Liverpool recycle the clearance, move up the right, Salah and Mane exchange passes and Lenglet blocks the cross out for a throw-in.  7:45PM Sevilla The little I know of Johannes Geis, on loan from Schalke, is that he was a midfielder in the Bundesliga. But he's playing at centre-back tonight with the young Clement Lenglet, signed from Nancy last years.  Credit: MATTHEW CHILDS/Action Images/Reuters   7:43PM Ooh - BT Sport has lost the commentary feed We may have to have Messrs Lineker and Ferdinand calling the play, as it were.  7:42PM Spartak drew with Maribor So two points for Liverpool from their last two games will put them through.  7:33PM Jurgen Klopp speaks We know how strong they are, how special the atmosphere here is. It is special 100 per cent. That was a really good game, we should have scored more [at home against them] but the difference is Phil is here. We need to do the right things at the right moment, fight, really fight, be aggressive but not too aggressive.  There will be a few challenges tonight. They are good, really experienced. They use this special atmosphere.  7:30PM Kit watch Liverpool will wear red, sparing us the sight of 10 barley sugars inciting psychedelic flashbacks. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Trent Alexander-Arnold and some single-banger colleagues warm up Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs   7:20PM Now for those of you watching in Technicolor Here are your teams in black and white: Sevilla Sergio Rico, Mercado, Geis, Lenglet, Escudero, Nzonzi, Banega, Pizarro, Sarabia, Ben Yedder, Nolito.  Substitutes Soria, Corchia, Krohn-Dehli, Correa, Jesus Navas, Muriel, Vazquez.  Liverpool Karius, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane.  Substitutes Mignolet, Milner, Sturridge, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold.  Referee Felix Brych (Germany) 6:37PM Sevilla's starting XI ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @LFCEspanol@LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCLpic.twitter.com/lYHfHq7JXR— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) November 21, 2017   6:34PM Liverpool team news �� The Reds to take on @SevillaFC_ENG... pic.twitter.com/iTz4geVoI8— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 21, 2017   6:30PM Good evening Ahoy-hoy! And welcome to live coverage of the fifth round of Champions League group fixtures and Liverpool's trip to Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán to play Sevilla. The first burning question we should ask ourselves is which of Liverpool's kits will they be wearing tonight against the pride of Andalucia who play in the white with red trim, the anti-Liverpool home kit? New Balance v New Balance FYI, should you be interested in that sort of thing, Which you should. Any road that should free them up to play in all red, shouldn't it or will they use the opportunity to come as Blackpool in their preposterous tangerine high viz mufti to boost sales (to Lollipop men and women)? The first meeting ended in a 2-2 draw with that topsy-turvy scoring sequence caused, largely, by Liverpool's comically bad defending - Wissam Ben Yedder opened the scoring with Sevilla's first attack: Liverpool 0 - 1 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 5 min)  Firmino and the wonderful Mohamed Salah put Liverpool 2-1 up before they were carved open again by a wonderfully slick move finished by Joaquin Correa. Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla (Joaquín Correa, 72 min) Since then Liverpool have drawn in Moscow and beaten Maribor home and away to move a point clear of Sevilla at the top of Group E.  After that error-strewn embarrassment at Wembley against Tottenham, Liverpool have won their last four games with impressive comfort. Salah has won hearts and minds miles beyond L4, Mané is back and 'Phil' Coutinho looks slicker by the day.  Best-priced accumulators | New customer offers Sevilla have lost three of their past five Liga games but overturned that out of character 5-1 defeat by Spartak away with a 2-1 home victory three weeks ago. But they haven't lost at home since precisely 366 days ago.  Presuming Spartak muller Maribor, a point here would mean a draw in Liverpool's last match would suffice. Defeat, though, could be costly because Sevilla will play Maribor last and make Liverpool vulnerable to a Spartak victory. 

Sevilla 3 Liverpool 3: Brainless defending surrenders three-goal lead after Roberto Firmino double

Jürgen Klopp arrived in Seville hoping to banish memories of Liverpool's Europa League final defeat. Instead, he relived much of that nightmare. A comfortable first half was transformed into a second of defensive calamity. The similarity was harrowing. In Basel in 2016 Sevilla overturned a one-goal lead. Here Liverpool were three-up at half-time, seemingly strolling, only to surrender superiority leaving Spain with a point that will feel less sour in 24 hours than it did at full-time. Even Alberto Moreno’s errors at the start of the second half were identical. The equaliser in the third minute of injury time from Guido Pizarro sparked such celebrations as to suggest a trophy would be presented at the end. Liverpool’s players looked as forlorn as when they lost the final. They were seconds from qualifying for the last 16 but must now complete the job in their final group game, even though Spartak Moscow failed to defeat Maribor. Never has a side topped their group going into the last round of fixtures holding such regrets. Liverpool could and should have won each of their five fixtures, but this was an exhibition in carelessness Klopp has witnessed too often. As they had done in Switzerland, his players left their brains in the dressing room at the interval. There was much to reassure about the brilliance of Liverpool’s attacking in the first half, but concerns linger about how brittle they are under pressure. Roberto Firmino’s double and Sadio Mané had underlined Liverpool’s recent excellence, but within 15 minutes of the second half Wissam Ben Yedder had scored twice and Liverpool found themselves grimly holding on throughout the second half. They succumbed on 93 minutes, failing to clear a corner on a night of dire defending from set-pieces.  Roberto Firmino puts Liverpool one-nil up after 88 seconds in Seville Credit: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images Liverpool’s defensive fortitude noted in recent weeks evaporated in a hectic spell, the poise the Liverpool manager had observed in the last four games a memory. Liverpool have been playing well of late, but now the most difficult away games of this season – at Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and now Sevilla – were defensive catastrophes. The question for Klopp is if recent improvement is due to a maturing team or dwindling quality of Premier League opposition. Sevilla, currently fifth in La Liga, are formidable in their own stadium. Only Juventus had emerged victorious in the last 25 games, which should offer some positive perspective amid the frustration. The opening stages had shown Liverpool at their best, their attacking quartet destructive as Sevilla’s defenders slept. Sadio Mane doubles Liverpool's lead Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs For Philippe Coutinho there was a dual ambition: assist his current club while impressing a potential future audience. There is no doubt he will have been considering the implications of a star performance on Spanish soil, and even less debate as to whether Barcelona’s scouts were monitoring his impact. His influence was instant, his dead-ball skills dismantling the home side. Liverpool took the lead after just two minutes when the Brazilian’s corner was headed to the back post by Gini Wijnaldum, Firmino free to sidefoot past Sergio Rico. They were two-up 20 minutes later with a replica move, Firmino providing the headed assist for Mané on this occasion. Coutinho was again the supplier from a corner. Seville looked so clueless at defending the set-plays one wondered if Tony Pulis might have been considering this his next port of call. Unfortunately for Klopp, such lapses would prove contagious when his team defended the same end.  Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal Liverpool’s second was timely because the hosts had belatedly started to gather momentum and should have equalised with two easy chances in the space of two minutes. Loris Karius takes the credit for preventing the first on 18 minutes, former Manchester City striker Nolito denied. Faced one-on-one, the placed-attempt was flicked onto the post, the rebound kindly falling into the keeper’s arms. A minute later Ben Yedder should have tested the keeper but wastefully shot wide. The game looked to be drifting away from Sevilla. Firmino wasted his own one-on-one, but when Alberto Moreno arranged a sprint between Mané and the Sevilla defence it was a mismatch. Mané was magnificent in the first half, the raucous environment doing nothing to stop him appearing to have more time than everyone else. His class showed again on 30 minutes, gliding onto Moreno’s perfect ball and shooting at the overworked Rico. Karius made a telling early save Credit:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images The keeper could only parry to Firmino for his second and Liverpool’s third. At that stage Liverpool were as impressive without the ball as they were with it, Klopp’s midfield runners as adept at scurrying to retrieve the ball as exhaust their opponent with it. It made what followed inexplicable. Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo must have been name-dropping Istanbul at half-time in a desperate attempt to salvage pride.  Klopp will have ordered his side to offer no encouragement. His players evidently failed to listen. Six minutes into the second half Ever Benega’s free-kick was met by Ben Yedder, the deficit was cut and belief was restored. Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal Moreno then conceded a 60th-minute penalty, which Ben Yedder converted twice – the referee penalising Sevilla for encroachment on the first attempt. Klopp tried to prevent the inevitable by withdrawing Moreno and Coutinho for Emre Can and James Milner. This brought some respite. Can and Mane wasted chances to extend the advantage once more, but Pizarro struck on 93 minutes to complete the kind of comeback all too familiar to the Merseysiders. A point at home against Spartak will still be enough for Klopp, but he knows qualification should already be sealed. 10:03PM Klopp speaks We were confident after that first-half - we were in two situations too late, not only Alberto but the whole formation for the free-kick and the penalty. That's obvious what we did. The real problem was we stopped playing football. Three-nil is a wonderful result but we had to stay in the game. There was time [for them] to score 10 goals but we stopped playing football. It would have been the same at Anfield [with the atmosphere pushing the home side on had they been 3-0 down]. At the moment it feels really bad.  9:43PM Liverpool need only a point to go through Credit: BT SPORT   9:42PM What a remarkable match Salah, Firmino, Coutinho and Mane had this game won until Moreno made two daft errors to allow Sevilla back into it. Klopp must be livid. It will feel like a defeat, despite the point.  9:39PM Full time And Sevilla have extended their unbeaten home record into a second year. Liverpool were 3-0 up and they ------ it up after a dreadful second-half defensive and midfield display.  9:38PM 90+3 min The game's fourth goal from a corner. Geis, with time ebbing away, shot from 25 yards and Klavan's block took it out for the corner, Banega swung it out with his left foot - Klavan, I think, flicked it towards the penalty spot. Pizarro trapped it with his right foot and swiped in a half-volley with his left.  Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool (Guido Pizarro, 90 + 3 min)   9:35PM GOAL!! Liverpool 3-3 Sevilla (Pizarro) 9:35PM 90+1 min There will be four more minutes for Sevilla to try to extend their unbeaten home record into another year. Liverpool have a bank of four and one of five to hold them at bay.  9:33PM 89 min Had Ben Yedder or Nolito taken one of the chances at 1-0 down, this game may have been very different indeed. But once Eduardo Berizzo picked them off the floor at half-time, they have been magnificent, Banega majestic.  9:32PM 88 min Firmino, Can and Mane work a neat triangle on the left and earn a throw after Mercado and Geis smother it. When it comes, Mane dribbles into the box at pace, takes a tumble and inspires Klopp to shout for a penalty. The ref shakes his head, no contact, and Milner plays on to torpedo a low cross through the six-yard box and out of play.  9:29PM 86 min Liverpool substitution: Salah off, Oxlade-Chamberlain on.  9:28PM 85 min Sevilla chance - Banega has been outstanding this half and threads a pass through to Vazquez and he centres to Correa who let it run ahead of him with disappointing consequences.  9:27PM 84 min Can's crime was to lay a fingertip on Mercado who went ballistic at the monstrous liberty. Poor Can. 9:25PM 82 min Can is booked for trying to hold up a re-start.  9:25PM 81 min Mane misses a chance. A difficult one from Can's ball up the inside-left channel that Barnes-Wallised its way into the box. Mane wrapped his foot around it and wellied it wide.    9:23PM 80 min Sevilla make a second sub: Ben Yedder off, Correa, who lit up Anfield comes on.  9:22PM 77 min Karius punches the corner clear and Liverpool break through Can and Mane. Can draws the keeper, having pointed Mane to the back post, stalls his burst to square it and Banega, who has motored 80 yards, makes a sensational sliding interception to prevent the tap-in.  9:20PM 75 min Gomez has a fine opportunity to slide a pass up the right for Salah's clever run but bodges it with too much force. Sevilla bring the ball back and Liverpool start to quake. Mercado hits a gorgeous right-foot oustwinging cross that, to his credit, Lovren meets and heads behind.  9:18PM 74 min Has the Sevilla wolf blown itself out after that huffing and puffing or have Liverpool, with Moreno off, replaced their straw and stick defence with bricks?  9:15PM 71 min Gomez takes it up and makes more territory towards the byline and fires in a speculative cross that Rico, unchallenged, dives to gather. But he fumbles it and the ball spills to the edge of the area and Salah. Geis and Lenglet dive to block but Salah doesn't take his time and bludgeons a shot past the post. 9:13PM 69 min Sarabia does a Rumpelstiltskin act out on the right when flagged offside - which he was. Liverpool free-kick. they move the ball across the field to their right and launch Salah on a solo raid but he runs out of room and is tackled.  9:12PM 67 min Finally Liverpool move into Sevilla's half and manage to make the ball stick there. 9:08PM 65 min Sevilla corner on the right. Liverpool defend it competently through Can and Klavan. Some relief.  9:07PM 64 min And Klopp has had enough. He hooks Moreno for Milner and sends on Can for Coutinho.  9:06PM 63 min Escudero crashes a shot under Karius who throws down a hand that takes it on to the floor and up on to the bar and away. He was offisde but it was a late whistle. Liverpool have gone to sea in a sieve after half-time.  9:05PM 62 min What was the point of buying Andrew Robertson if he keeps picking Moreno?  9:04PM GOAL!! Sevilla 2-3 Liverpool (Ben Yedder, pen) Moreno has had a hand in both Sevilla goals. They're absolutely quivvering now.  Ben Yedder rolls the re-take into the bottom left corner having put the original in the right.  9:03PM Penalty to Sevilla Moreno treads on Ben Yedder's foot who went down in instalments. It was awarded by the behind-the-goal assistant. Ben Yedder converts it but there were Sevilla players encroaching so the ref orders a re-take.   9:01PM 58 min Liverpool have been under siege all half. They obviously want to play on the counter but they can't get the ball.   Possession: Sevilla vs Liverpool   9:00PM 56 min It's a different Sevilla this half. The crowd has reinflated and they're tearing down the flanks. Escudero rips past Gomez and arrows a cross that Karius flaps at and misses. Moreno, forever a mix of treasure and trash, makes a telling defensive header to save Sevilla scoring a second.  8:58PM 54 min Mercado loses his composure when he kicks Coutinho's studs and harangues the referee for only giving him a dubious free-kick and not booking Coutinho. Banega takes to the far post (they just scored at the near post) but a craned neck takes the ball just beyond Geis's run.  8:56PM 52 min Moreno should have the assist for that. The man with the tattooed quadriceps foolishly allowed Sevilla to work a training ground routine. Banega crosses, Ben Yedder loses his marker and steers in an excellent header.  Sevilla 1 - 3 Liverpool (Wissam Ben Yedder, 51 min)   8:54PM GOAL!! Sevilla 1-3 Liverpool (Ben Yedder) 8:54PM 50 min Moreno makes a daft decision against his former club, needlessly giving away a free-kick on the right with an impetuous push.  8:52PM 48 min Karius cleans out Sarabia who was trying to get on the end of  along diagonal from the left fired towards the penalty spot. He was offside and is left in a heap after Karius leapt into him to punch it away. Eventually he regains his feet but looks like a man who has juts fallen down a flight of stairs.   8:51PM 47 min Lovren to the rescue - not typed that a lot recently. He sniffs the danger of Moreno's ropy header and makes a sharp clearance.  8:49PM 46 min We're off. Sevilla have made a substitution but it's not the all at sea Lenglet or Geis who have departed but N'Zonzi. Franco Vazquez has come on.   8:44PM Look how influential Coutinho is Average touch positions (half time)   8:43PM Here are the goals Firmino scores the first: Firmino squeezes in his shot Credit: Miguel Morenatti/AP  Mane dives headlong to score the second: Mane steers in a second Credit:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images  And Mane repays Firmino for setting up his goal: Firmino drills in his second and Liverpool's third Credit: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images   8:32PM Half time A Thanksgiving stuffing two days early to cheer Liverpool's owners.  8:30PM 45 min Booking for Banega for yanking Coutinho's shirt when the No10 bombed past him and threatened to race away. We'll have two more minutes.  8:29PM 44 min "Even one Sevilla goal could change the mood," says Ian Darke but eschews the obvious reference to a team who were 3-0 down at half-time on "that night in Istanbul". Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal   8:28PM 43 min Mane escapes a booking for a petulant kick for a reason I don't understand. The petulance and the referee's largesse that is.  8:27PM 41 min Another cute pass from Coutinho from that playmaking slot between an old left-half-starting position in an attack and an inside-left's. He rolls the pass to Salah sprinting in from the left touchline but he hits a curiously rat-powered shot straight at Rico.  8:25PM 40 min Morreno is booked for challenging Mercado for a bouncing ball with wing chun style lunge. Steve McManaman exonerates him simply for wearing a red shirt, I think, because it looked a booking 'every day of the week, for me, Martin'.  8:23PM 38 min They've score from the previous two right-wing corners and should have made it a hat-trick when the ball is curled just behind the penalty spot to, of all people, Lovren. He meets it on the volley but his execution is that of a centre-half and he blunders it off the side of his foot into the defender. Salah gobbles up the rebound and plants his 25-yard shot into row ZZZZZ.  8:21PM 36 min Firmino strongarms the far bigger and sturdier Lenglet off the ball as they challenged for a high-bouncing pass. Salah whips around the back to win a corner.  8:20PM 34 min Simon Kjaer is missing for Sevilla and they are missing him at the back. They have created three decent chances, though.  8:18PM 30 min This is quite extraordinary. Sevilla's defenders are playing like carthorses. Long ball up the left, snaffled by Mane who left Lenglet and Geis for dead, hurtled into the box and shot at Rico who parried it to Firmino. The centre-forward stunned it to set up a tap-in which he rolled in.  Pass and move? Well, not today. Two set-pieces and a ball in the mixer.  Sevilla 0 - 3 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino, 30 min)   8:15PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-3 Liverpool (Firmino) 8:14PM 27 min Jurgen Klopp has a face off with a ball boy who had shoved the ball into Gomez's chest to encourage him to get on with the throw-in. "You're not on, la,'" quoth Klopp, or something similar. Sevilla's defence have got concrete boots on.  8:12PM 25 min Between the Nolito and Firmino chances Ben Yedder worked some space on the right, found by Sarabia's pass after Lovren's partial interception. He was teed up to be one-on-one with the keeper and missed it, screwing his shot across the whitewash of the goal-line and out. Miss: Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Wissam Ben Yedder, 20 min)   8:09PM 23 min And it's a non-identical twin of the first - a corner from the right, flicked on by Firmino at the front edge of the six-yard box and buried by Mane's diving header at the far post. The corner came when Firmino burst down the inside-left channel, outstripping the leaden-footed Geis and spearing a low shot close enough to Rico for the keeper to turn it round the post. Sevilla 0 - 2 Liverpool (Sadio Mané, 22 min)   8:07PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-2 Liverpool (Mane) 8:07PM 22 min Action oacked two minutes ends with ... 8:06PM 20 min Sevilla make two chances. The first from Nolito, who benefits when Banega latches on to Henderson's error, strides through on the left and drives a left-foot shot towards the far post. Karius gets down quickly and with a strong wrist diverts it on to the post. It hist the woodwork on a fortunate angle and bounces straight back to the Liverpool keeper. Attempt Saved: Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Nolito, 19 min)   8:04PM 18 min Plenty of smoke around, possibly coming out of Sevilla fans' ears after Firmino falls suspiciously easily juts outside the box. The referee waves him up. Sevilla fans prepare for the arrival of the teams for the Champions League tie against Liverpool Credit: David Ramos/Getty Images   8:01PM 15 min A rare dopey moment from Salah who was caught in possession by Escudero but the left-back's pass 25 yards from goal was rotten.  Possession: Sevilla vs Liverpool   7:59PM 13 min Escudero makes an exceptional run to give Nolito the option of a back-heel flick as e ran down the inside-left channel into the box. The left-back had gone down the outside but instead of crossing with the angle tightening with every roll of the ball, he snatched at a shot and pummeled it into the side-netting.  7:57PM 12 min Gomez stays with Nolito in a chase for a long ball down the Sevilla left, eases ahead and shepherds it out for a Liverpool throw-in. If he carries on like this he'll be an England starter at he World Cup as one of the back three, I reckon.   7:55PM 10 min Clumsy challenge from Henderson on the right, 10 yards to the left of the area. Banega takes and goes for a big inswinging right-foot cross beyond the far post. Karius skips daintily and quickly across to swallow it up after it had sailed over everyone else's heads.  7:53PM 8 min Mane burns off Mercado up the Liverpool left. Salah peels away from his man in midfield and sprints into space but Mane gets stuck in congestion by keeping his head down. He still manages to come away with a corner that Rico punches clear.  7:52PM 6 min Sevilla have shown no precision in their passing so far and Liverpool are easily picking off the passes from Escudero and Mercado up the flanks. They don't seem to have any pace in their movement up front, by contrast with Liverpool ... 7:50PM 4 min From the kick-off Sevilla fly down the right with Sarabia winning a throw-in from Moreno after a cute ball in the build-up from Banega. But Liverpool defend it comfortably and pass it around the back four.  7:48PM 2 min Straight from the corner. Flicked on at the near post by Wijnaldum and squeezed in at the far post with a drilled left-foot shot by Firmino. Excellent finish.  Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino, 2 min)   7:47PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-1 Liverpool (Firmino) 7:46PM 1 min The commentary has been restored. Liverpool attack from right to left and have an early throw-in, taken by Joe Gomez long to Salah who cannot win the header. Liverpool recycle the clearance, move up the right, Salah and Mane exchange passes and Lenglet blocks the cross out for a throw-in.  7:45PM Sevilla The little I know of Johannes Geis, on loan from Schalke, is that he was a midfielder in the Bundesliga. But he's playing at centre-back tonight with the young Clement Lenglet, signed from Nancy last years.  Credit: MATTHEW CHILDS/Action Images/Reuters   7:43PM Ooh - BT Sport has lost the commentary feed We may have to have Messrs Lineker and Ferdinand calling the play, as it were.  7:42PM Spartak drew with Maribor So two points for Liverpool from their last two games will put them through.  7:33PM Jurgen Klopp speaks We know how strong they are, how special the atmosphere here is. It is special 100 per cent. That was a really good game, we should have scored more [at home against them] but the difference is Phil is here. We need to do the right things at the right moment, fight, really fight, be aggressive but not too aggressive.  There will be a few challenges tonight. They are good, really experienced. They use this special atmosphere.  7:30PM Kit watch Liverpool will wear red, sparing us the sight of 10 barley sugars inciting psychedelic flashbacks. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Trent Alexander-Arnold and some single-banger colleagues warm up Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs   7:20PM Now for those of you watching in Technicolor Here are your teams in black and white: Sevilla Sergio Rico, Mercado, Geis, Lenglet, Escudero, Nzonzi, Banega, Pizarro, Sarabia, Ben Yedder, Nolito.  Substitutes Soria, Corchia, Krohn-Dehli, Correa, Jesus Navas, Muriel, Vazquez.  Liverpool Karius, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane.  Substitutes Mignolet, Milner, Sturridge, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold.  Referee Felix Brych (Germany) 6:37PM Sevilla's starting XI ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @LFCEspanol@LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCLpic.twitter.com/lYHfHq7JXR— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) November 21, 2017   6:34PM Liverpool team news �� The Reds to take on @SevillaFC_ENG... pic.twitter.com/iTz4geVoI8— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 21, 2017   6:30PM Good evening Ahoy-hoy! And welcome to live coverage of the fifth round of Champions League group fixtures and Liverpool's trip to Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán to play Sevilla. The first burning question we should ask ourselves is which of Liverpool's kits will they be wearing tonight against the pride of Andalucia who play in the white with red trim, the anti-Liverpool home kit? New Balance v New Balance FYI, should you be interested in that sort of thing, Which you should. Any road that should free them up to play in all red, shouldn't it or will they use the opportunity to come as Blackpool in their preposterous tangerine high viz mufti to boost sales (to Lollipop men and women)? The first meeting ended in a 2-2 draw with that topsy-turvy scoring sequence caused, largely, by Liverpool's comically bad defending - Wissam Ben Yedder opened the scoring with Sevilla's first attack: Liverpool 0 - 1 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 5 min)  Firmino and the wonderful Mohamed Salah put Liverpool 2-1 up before they were carved open again by a wonderfully slick move finished by Joaquin Correa. Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla (Joaquín Correa, 72 min) Since then Liverpool have drawn in Moscow and beaten Maribor home and away to move a point clear of Sevilla at the top of Group E.  After that error-strewn embarrassment at Wembley against Tottenham, Liverpool have won their last four games with impressive comfort. Salah has won hearts and minds miles beyond L4, Mané is back and 'Phil' Coutinho looks slicker by the day.  Best-priced accumulators | New customer offers Sevilla have lost three of their past five Liga games but overturned that out of character 5-1 defeat by Spartak away with a 2-1 home victory three weeks ago. But they haven't lost at home since precisely 366 days ago.  Presuming Spartak muller Maribor, a point here would mean a draw in Liverpool's last match would suffice. Defeat, though, could be costly because Sevilla will play Maribor last and make Liverpool vulnerable to a Spartak victory. 

Sevilla 3 Liverpool 3: Brainless defending surrenders three-goal lead after Roberto Firmino double

Jürgen Klopp arrived in Seville hoping to banish memories of Liverpool's Europa League final defeat. Instead, he relived much of that nightmare. A comfortable first half was transformed into a second of defensive calamity. The similarity was harrowing. In Basel in 2016 Sevilla overturned a one-goal lead. Here Liverpool were three-up at half-time, seemingly strolling, only to surrender superiority leaving Spain with a point that will feel less sour in 24 hours than it did at full-time. Even Alberto Moreno’s errors at the start of the second half were identical. The equaliser in the third minute of injury time from Guido Pizarro sparked such celebrations as to suggest a trophy would be presented at the end. Liverpool’s players looked as forlorn as when they lost the final. They were seconds from qualifying for the last 16 but must now complete the job in their final group game, even though Spartak Moscow failed to defeat Maribor. Never has a side topped their group going into the last round of fixtures holding such regrets. Liverpool could and should have won each of their five fixtures, but this was an exhibition in carelessness Klopp has witnessed too often. As they had done in Switzerland, his players left their brains in the dressing room at the interval. There was much to reassure about the brilliance of Liverpool’s attacking in the first half, but concerns linger about how brittle they are under pressure. Roberto Firmino’s double and Sadio Mané had underlined Liverpool’s recent excellence, but within 15 minutes of the second half Wissam Ben Yedder had scored twice and Liverpool found themselves grimly holding on throughout the second half. They succumbed on 93 minutes, failing to clear a corner on a night of dire defending from set-pieces.  Roberto Firmino puts Liverpool one-nil up after 88 seconds in Seville Credit: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images Liverpool’s defensive fortitude noted in recent weeks evaporated in a hectic spell, the poise the Liverpool manager had observed in the last four games a memory. Liverpool have been playing well of late, but now the most difficult away games of this season – at Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and now Sevilla – were defensive catastrophes. The question for Klopp is if recent improvement is due to a maturing team or dwindling quality of Premier League opposition. Sevilla, currently fifth in La Liga, are formidable in their own stadium. Only Juventus had emerged victorious in the last 25 games, which should offer some positive perspective amid the frustration. The opening stages had shown Liverpool at their best, their attacking quartet destructive as Sevilla’s defenders slept. Sadio Mane doubles Liverpool's lead Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs For Philippe Coutinho there was a dual ambition: assist his current club while impressing a potential future audience. There is no doubt he will have been considering the implications of a star performance on Spanish soil, and even less debate as to whether Barcelona’s scouts were monitoring his impact. His influence was instant, his dead-ball skills dismantling the home side. Liverpool took the lead after just two minutes when the Brazilian’s corner was headed to the back post by Gini Wijnaldum, Firmino free to sidefoot past Sergio Rico. They were two-up 20 minutes later with a replica move, Firmino providing the headed assist for Mané on this occasion. Coutinho was again the supplier from a corner. Seville looked so clueless at defending the set-plays one wondered if Tony Pulis might have been considering this his next port of call. Unfortunately for Klopp, such lapses would prove contagious when his team defended the same end.  Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal Liverpool’s second was timely because the hosts had belatedly started to gather momentum and should have equalised with two easy chances in the space of two minutes. Loris Karius takes the credit for preventing the first on 18 minutes, former Manchester City striker Nolito denied. Faced one-on-one, the placed-attempt was flicked onto the post, the rebound kindly falling into the keeper’s arms. A minute later Ben Yedder should have tested the keeper but wastefully shot wide. The game looked to be drifting away from Sevilla. Firmino wasted his own one-on-one, but when Alberto Moreno arranged a sprint between Mané and the Sevilla defence it was a mismatch. Mané was magnificent in the first half, the raucous environment doing nothing to stop him appearing to have more time than everyone else. His class showed again on 30 minutes, gliding onto Moreno’s perfect ball and shooting at the overworked Rico. Karius made a telling early save Credit:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images The keeper could only parry to Firmino for his second and Liverpool’s third. At that stage Liverpool were as impressive without the ball as they were with it, Klopp’s midfield runners as adept at scurrying to retrieve the ball as exhaust their opponent with it. It made what followed inexplicable. Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo must have been name-dropping Istanbul at half-time in a desperate attempt to salvage pride.  Klopp will have ordered his side to offer no encouragement. His players evidently failed to listen. Six minutes into the second half Ever Benega’s free-kick was met by Ben Yedder, the deficit was cut and belief was restored. Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal Moreno then conceded a 60th-minute penalty, which Ben Yedder converted twice – the referee penalising Sevilla for encroachment on the first attempt. Klopp tried to prevent the inevitable by withdrawing Moreno and Coutinho for Emre Can and James Milner. This brought some respite. Can and Mane wasted chances to extend the advantage once more, but Pizarro struck on 93 minutes to complete the kind of comeback all too familiar to the Merseysiders. A point at home against Spartak will still be enough for Klopp, but he knows qualification should already be sealed. 10:03PM Klopp speaks We were confident after that first-half - we were in two situations too late, not only Alberto but the whole formation for the free-kick and the penalty. That's obvious what we did. The real problem was we stopped playing football. Three-nil is a wonderful result but we had to stay in the game. There was time [for them] to score 10 goals but we stopped playing football. It would have been the same at Anfield [with the atmosphere pushing the home side on had they been 3-0 down]. At the moment it feels really bad.  9:43PM Liverpool need only a point to go through Credit: BT SPORT   9:42PM What a remarkable match Salah, Firmino, Coutinho and Mane had this game won until Moreno made two daft errors to allow Sevilla back into it. Klopp must be livid. It will feel like a defeat, despite the point.  9:39PM Full time And Sevilla have extended their unbeaten home record into a second year. Liverpool were 3-0 up and they ------ it up after a dreadful second-half defensive and midfield display.  9:38PM 90+3 min The game's fourth goal from a corner. Geis, with time ebbing away, shot from 25 yards and Klavan's block took it out for the corner, Banega swung it out with his left foot - Klavan, I think, flicked it towards the penalty spot. Pizarro trapped it with his right foot and swiped in a half-volley with his left.  Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool (Guido Pizarro, 90 + 3 min)   9:35PM GOAL!! Liverpool 3-3 Sevilla (Pizarro) 9:35PM 90+1 min There will be four more minutes for Sevilla to try to extend their unbeaten home record into another year. Liverpool have a bank of four and one of five to hold them at bay.  9:33PM 89 min Had Ben Yedder or Nolito taken one of the chances at 1-0 down, this game may have been very different indeed. But once Eduardo Berizzo picked them off the floor at half-time, they have been magnificent, Banega majestic.  9:32PM 88 min Firmino, Can and Mane work a neat triangle on the left and earn a throw after Mercado and Geis smother it. When it comes, Mane dribbles into the box at pace, takes a tumble and inspires Klopp to shout for a penalty. The ref shakes his head, no contact, and Milner plays on to torpedo a low cross through the six-yard box and out of play.  9:29PM 86 min Liverpool substitution: Salah off, Oxlade-Chamberlain on.  9:28PM 85 min Sevilla chance - Banega has been outstanding this half and threads a pass through to Vazquez and he centres to Correa who let it run ahead of him with disappointing consequences.  9:27PM 84 min Can's crime was to lay a fingertip on Mercado who went ballistic at the monstrous liberty. Poor Can. 9:25PM 82 min Can is booked for trying to hold up a re-start.  9:25PM 81 min Mane misses a chance. A difficult one from Can's ball up the inside-left channel that Barnes-Wallised its way into the box. Mane wrapped his foot around it and wellied it wide.    9:23PM 80 min Sevilla make a second sub: Ben Yedder off, Correa, who lit up Anfield comes on.  9:22PM 77 min Karius punches the corner clear and Liverpool break through Can and Mane. Can draws the keeper, having pointed Mane to the back post, stalls his burst to square it and Banega, who has motored 80 yards, makes a sensational sliding interception to prevent the tap-in.  9:20PM 75 min Gomez has a fine opportunity to slide a pass up the right for Salah's clever run but bodges it with too much force. Sevilla bring the ball back and Liverpool start to quake. Mercado hits a gorgeous right-foot oustwinging cross that, to his credit, Lovren meets and heads behind.  9:18PM 74 min Has the Sevilla wolf blown itself out after that huffing and puffing or have Liverpool, with Moreno off, replaced their straw and stick defence with bricks?  9:15PM 71 min Gomez takes it up and makes more territory towards the byline and fires in a speculative cross that Rico, unchallenged, dives to gather. But he fumbles it and the ball spills to the edge of the area and Salah. Geis and Lenglet dive to block but Salah doesn't take his time and bludgeons a shot past the post. 9:13PM 69 min Sarabia does a Rumpelstiltskin act out on the right when flagged offside - which he was. Liverpool free-kick. they move the ball across the field to their right and launch Salah on a solo raid but he runs out of room and is tackled.  9:12PM 67 min Finally Liverpool move into Sevilla's half and manage to make the ball stick there. 9:08PM 65 min Sevilla corner on the right. Liverpool defend it competently through Can and Klavan. Some relief.  9:07PM 64 min And Klopp has had enough. He hooks Moreno for Milner and sends on Can for Coutinho.  9:06PM 63 min Escudero crashes a shot under Karius who throws down a hand that takes it on to the floor and up on to the bar and away. He was offisde but it was a late whistle. Liverpool have gone to sea in a sieve after half-time.  9:05PM 62 min What was the point of buying Andrew Robertson if he keeps picking Moreno?  9:04PM GOAL!! Sevilla 2-3 Liverpool (Ben Yedder, pen) Moreno has had a hand in both Sevilla goals. They're absolutely quivvering now.  Ben Yedder rolls the re-take into the bottom left corner having put the original in the right.  9:03PM Penalty to Sevilla Moreno treads on Ben Yedder's foot who went down in instalments. It was awarded by the behind-the-goal assistant. Ben Yedder converts it but there were Sevilla players encroaching so the ref orders a re-take.   9:01PM 58 min Liverpool have been under siege all half. They obviously want to play on the counter but they can't get the ball.   Possession: Sevilla vs Liverpool   9:00PM 56 min It's a different Sevilla this half. The crowd has reinflated and they're tearing down the flanks. Escudero rips past Gomez and arrows a cross that Karius flaps at and misses. Moreno, forever a mix of treasure and trash, makes a telling defensive header to save Sevilla scoring a second.  8:58PM 54 min Mercado loses his composure when he kicks Coutinho's studs and harangues the referee for only giving him a dubious free-kick and not booking Coutinho. Banega takes to the far post (they just scored at the near post) but a craned neck takes the ball just beyond Geis's run.  8:56PM 52 min Moreno should have the assist for that. The man with the tattooed quadriceps foolishly allowed Sevilla to work a training ground routine. Banega crosses, Ben Yedder loses his marker and steers in an excellent header.  Sevilla 1 - 3 Liverpool (Wissam Ben Yedder, 51 min)   8:54PM GOAL!! Sevilla 1-3 Liverpool (Ben Yedder) 8:54PM 50 min Moreno makes a daft decision against his former club, needlessly giving away a free-kick on the right with an impetuous push.  8:52PM 48 min Karius cleans out Sarabia who was trying to get on the end of  along diagonal from the left fired towards the penalty spot. He was offside and is left in a heap after Karius leapt into him to punch it away. Eventually he regains his feet but looks like a man who has juts fallen down a flight of stairs.   8:51PM 47 min Lovren to the rescue - not typed that a lot recently. He sniffs the danger of Moreno's ropy header and makes a sharp clearance.  8:49PM 46 min We're off. Sevilla have made a substitution but it's not the all at sea Lenglet or Geis who have departed but N'Zonzi. Franco Vazquez has come on.   8:44PM Look how influential Coutinho is Average touch positions (half time)   8:43PM Here are the goals Firmino scores the first: Firmino squeezes in his shot Credit: Miguel Morenatti/AP  Mane dives headlong to score the second: Mane steers in a second Credit:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images  And Mane repays Firmino for setting up his goal: Firmino drills in his second and Liverpool's third Credit: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images   8:32PM Half time A Thanksgiving stuffing two days early to cheer Liverpool's owners.  8:30PM 45 min Booking for Banega for yanking Coutinho's shirt when the No10 bombed past him and threatened to race away. We'll have two more minutes.  8:29PM 44 min "Even one Sevilla goal could change the mood," says Ian Darke but eschews the obvious reference to a team who were 3-0 down at half-time on "that night in Istanbul". Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal   8:28PM 43 min Mane escapes a booking for a petulant kick for a reason I don't understand. The petulance and the referee's largesse that is.  8:27PM 41 min Another cute pass from Coutinho from that playmaking slot between an old left-half-starting position in an attack and an inside-left's. He rolls the pass to Salah sprinting in from the left touchline but he hits a curiously rat-powered shot straight at Rico.  8:25PM 40 min Morreno is booked for challenging Mercado for a bouncing ball with wing chun style lunge. Steve McManaman exonerates him simply for wearing a red shirt, I think, because it looked a booking 'every day of the week, for me, Martin'.  8:23PM 38 min They've score from the previous two right-wing corners and should have made it a hat-trick when the ball is curled just behind the penalty spot to, of all people, Lovren. He meets it on the volley but his execution is that of a centre-half and he blunders it off the side of his foot into the defender. Salah gobbles up the rebound and plants his 25-yard shot into row ZZZZZ.  8:21PM 36 min Firmino strongarms the far bigger and sturdier Lenglet off the ball as they challenged for a high-bouncing pass. Salah whips around the back to win a corner.  8:20PM 34 min Simon Kjaer is missing for Sevilla and they are missing him at the back. They have created three decent chances, though.  8:18PM 30 min This is quite extraordinary. Sevilla's defenders are playing like carthorses. Long ball up the left, snaffled by Mane who left Lenglet and Geis for dead, hurtled into the box and shot at Rico who parried it to Firmino. The centre-forward stunned it to set up a tap-in which he rolled in.  Pass and move? Well, not today. Two set-pieces and a ball in the mixer.  Sevilla 0 - 3 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino, 30 min)   8:15PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-3 Liverpool (Firmino) 8:14PM 27 min Jurgen Klopp has a face off with a ball boy who had shoved the ball into Gomez's chest to encourage him to get on with the throw-in. "You're not on, la,'" quoth Klopp, or something similar. Sevilla's defence have got concrete boots on.  8:12PM 25 min Between the Nolito and Firmino chances Ben Yedder worked some space on the right, found by Sarabia's pass after Lovren's partial interception. He was teed up to be one-on-one with the keeper and missed it, screwing his shot across the whitewash of the goal-line and out. Miss: Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Wissam Ben Yedder, 20 min)   8:09PM 23 min And it's a non-identical twin of the first - a corner from the right, flicked on by Firmino at the front edge of the six-yard box and buried by Mane's diving header at the far post. The corner came when Firmino burst down the inside-left channel, outstripping the leaden-footed Geis and spearing a low shot close enough to Rico for the keeper to turn it round the post. Sevilla 0 - 2 Liverpool (Sadio Mané, 22 min)   8:07PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-2 Liverpool (Mane) 8:07PM 22 min Action oacked two minutes ends with ... 8:06PM 20 min Sevilla make two chances. The first from Nolito, who benefits when Banega latches on to Henderson's error, strides through on the left and drives a left-foot shot towards the far post. Karius gets down quickly and with a strong wrist diverts it on to the post. It hist the woodwork on a fortunate angle and bounces straight back to the Liverpool keeper. Attempt Saved: Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Nolito, 19 min)   8:04PM 18 min Plenty of smoke around, possibly coming out of Sevilla fans' ears after Firmino falls suspiciously easily juts outside the box. The referee waves him up. Sevilla fans prepare for the arrival of the teams for the Champions League tie against Liverpool Credit: David Ramos/Getty Images   8:01PM 15 min A rare dopey moment from Salah who was caught in possession by Escudero but the left-back's pass 25 yards from goal was rotten.  Possession: Sevilla vs Liverpool   7:59PM 13 min Escudero makes an exceptional run to give Nolito the option of a back-heel flick as e ran down the inside-left channel into the box. The left-back had gone down the outside but instead of crossing with the angle tightening with every roll of the ball, he snatched at a shot and pummeled it into the side-netting.  7:57PM 12 min Gomez stays with Nolito in a chase for a long ball down the Sevilla left, eases ahead and shepherds it out for a Liverpool throw-in. If he carries on like this he'll be an England starter at he World Cup as one of the back three, I reckon.   7:55PM 10 min Clumsy challenge from Henderson on the right, 10 yards to the left of the area. Banega takes and goes for a big inswinging right-foot cross beyond the far post. Karius skips daintily and quickly across to swallow it up after it had sailed over everyone else's heads.  7:53PM 8 min Mane burns off Mercado up the Liverpool left. Salah peels away from his man in midfield and sprints into space but Mane gets stuck in congestion by keeping his head down. He still manages to come away with a corner that Rico punches clear.  7:52PM 6 min Sevilla have shown no precision in their passing so far and Liverpool are easily picking off the passes from Escudero and Mercado up the flanks. They don't seem to have any pace in their movement up front, by contrast with Liverpool ... 7:50PM 4 min From the kick-off Sevilla fly down the right with Sarabia winning a throw-in from Moreno after a cute ball in the build-up from Banega. But Liverpool defend it comfortably and pass it around the back four.  7:48PM 2 min Straight from the corner. Flicked on at the near post by Wijnaldum and squeezed in at the far post with a drilled left-foot shot by Firmino. Excellent finish.  Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino, 2 min)   7:47PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-1 Liverpool (Firmino) 7:46PM 1 min The commentary has been restored. Liverpool attack from right to left and have an early throw-in, taken by Joe Gomez long to Salah who cannot win the header. Liverpool recycle the clearance, move up the right, Salah and Mane exchange passes and Lenglet blocks the cross out for a throw-in.  7:45PM Sevilla The little I know of Johannes Geis, on loan from Schalke, is that he was a midfielder in the Bundesliga. But he's playing at centre-back tonight with the young Clement Lenglet, signed from Nancy last years.  Credit: MATTHEW CHILDS/Action Images/Reuters   7:43PM Ooh - BT Sport has lost the commentary feed We may have to have Messrs Lineker and Ferdinand calling the play, as it were.  7:42PM Spartak drew with Maribor So two points for Liverpool from their last two games will put them through.  7:33PM Jurgen Klopp speaks We know how strong they are, how special the atmosphere here is. It is special 100 per cent. That was a really good game, we should have scored more [at home against them] but the difference is Phil is here. We need to do the right things at the right moment, fight, really fight, be aggressive but not too aggressive.  There will be a few challenges tonight. They are good, really experienced. They use this special atmosphere.  7:30PM Kit watch Liverpool will wear red, sparing us the sight of 10 barley sugars inciting psychedelic flashbacks. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Trent Alexander-Arnold and some single-banger colleagues warm up Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs   7:20PM Now for those of you watching in Technicolor Here are your teams in black and white: Sevilla Sergio Rico, Mercado, Geis, Lenglet, Escudero, Nzonzi, Banega, Pizarro, Sarabia, Ben Yedder, Nolito.  Substitutes Soria, Corchia, Krohn-Dehli, Correa, Jesus Navas, Muriel, Vazquez.  Liverpool Karius, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane.  Substitutes Mignolet, Milner, Sturridge, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold.  Referee Felix Brych (Germany) 6:37PM Sevilla's starting XI ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @LFCEspanol@LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCLpic.twitter.com/lYHfHq7JXR— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) November 21, 2017   6:34PM Liverpool team news �� The Reds to take on @SevillaFC_ENG... pic.twitter.com/iTz4geVoI8— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 21, 2017   6:30PM Good evening Ahoy-hoy! And welcome to live coverage of the fifth round of Champions League group fixtures and Liverpool's trip to Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán to play Sevilla. The first burning question we should ask ourselves is which of Liverpool's kits will they be wearing tonight against the pride of Andalucia who play in the white with red trim, the anti-Liverpool home kit? New Balance v New Balance FYI, should you be interested in that sort of thing, Which you should. Any road that should free them up to play in all red, shouldn't it or will they use the opportunity to come as Blackpool in their preposterous tangerine high viz mufti to boost sales (to Lollipop men and women)? The first meeting ended in a 2-2 draw with that topsy-turvy scoring sequence caused, largely, by Liverpool's comically bad defending - Wissam Ben Yedder opened the scoring with Sevilla's first attack: Liverpool 0 - 1 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 5 min)  Firmino and the wonderful Mohamed Salah put Liverpool 2-1 up before they were carved open again by a wonderfully slick move finished by Joaquin Correa. Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla (Joaquín Correa, 72 min) Since then Liverpool have drawn in Moscow and beaten Maribor home and away to move a point clear of Sevilla at the top of Group E.  After that error-strewn embarrassment at Wembley against Tottenham, Liverpool have won their last four games with impressive comfort. Salah has won hearts and minds miles beyond L4, Mané is back and 'Phil' Coutinho looks slicker by the day.  Best-priced accumulators | New customer offers Sevilla have lost three of their past five Liga games but overturned that out of character 5-1 defeat by Spartak away with a 2-1 home victory three weeks ago. But they haven't lost at home since precisely 366 days ago.  Presuming Spartak muller Maribor, a point here would mean a draw in Liverpool's last match would suffice. Defeat, though, could be costly because Sevilla will play Maribor last and make Liverpool vulnerable to a Spartak victory. 

Sevilla 3 Liverpool 3: Brainless defending surrenders three-goal lead after Roberto Firmino double

Jürgen Klopp arrived in Seville hoping to banish memories of Liverpool's Europa League final defeat. Instead, he relived much of that nightmare. A comfortable first half was transformed into a second of defensive calamity. The similarity was harrowing. In Basel in 2016 Sevilla overturned a one-goal lead. Here Liverpool were three-up at half-time, seemingly strolling, only to surrender superiority leaving Spain with a point that will feel less sour in 24 hours than it did at full-time. Even Alberto Moreno’s errors at the start of the second half were identical. The equaliser in the third minute of injury time from Guido Pizarro sparked such celebrations as to suggest a trophy would be presented at the end. Liverpool’s players looked as forlorn as when they lost the final. They were seconds from qualifying for the last 16 but must now complete the job in their final group game, even though Spartak Moscow failed to defeat Maribor. Never has a side topped their group going into the last round of fixtures holding such regrets. Liverpool could and should have won each of their five fixtures, but this was an exhibition in carelessness Klopp has witnessed too often. As they had done in Switzerland, his players left their brains in the dressing room at the interval. There was much to reassure about the brilliance of Liverpool’s attacking in the first half, but concerns linger about how brittle they are under pressure. Roberto Firmino’s double and Sadio Mané had underlined Liverpool’s recent excellence, but within 15 minutes of the second half Wissam Ben Yedder had scored twice and Liverpool found themselves grimly holding on throughout the second half. They succumbed on 93 minutes, failing to clear a corner on a night of dire defending from set-pieces.  Roberto Firmino puts Liverpool one-nil up after 88 seconds in Seville Credit: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images Liverpool’s defensive fortitude noted in recent weeks evaporated in a hectic spell, the poise the Liverpool manager had observed in the last four games a memory. Liverpool have been playing well of late, but now the most difficult away games of this season – at Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and now Sevilla – were defensive catastrophes. The question for Klopp is if recent improvement is due to a maturing team or dwindling quality of Premier League opposition. Sevilla, currently fifth in La Liga, are formidable in their own stadium. Only Juventus had emerged victorious in the last 25 games, which should offer some positive perspective amid the frustration. The opening stages had shown Liverpool at their best, their attacking quartet destructive as Sevilla’s defenders slept. Sadio Mane doubles Liverpool's lead Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs For Philippe Coutinho there was a dual ambition: assist his current club while impressing a potential future audience. There is no doubt he will have been considering the implications of a star performance on Spanish soil, and even less debate as to whether Barcelona’s scouts were monitoring his impact. His influence was instant, his dead-ball skills dismantling the home side. Liverpool took the lead after just two minutes when the Brazilian’s corner was headed to the back post by Gini Wijnaldum, Firmino free to sidefoot past Sergio Rico. They were two-up 20 minutes later with a replica move, Firmino providing the headed assist for Mané on this occasion. Coutinho was again the supplier from a corner. Seville looked so clueless at defending the set-plays one wondered if Tony Pulis might have been considering this his next port of call. Unfortunately for Klopp, such lapses would prove contagious when his team defended the same end.  Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal Liverpool’s second was timely because the hosts had belatedly started to gather momentum and should have equalised with two easy chances in the space of two minutes. Loris Karius takes the credit for preventing the first on 18 minutes, former Manchester City striker Nolito denied. Faced one-on-one, the placed-attempt was flicked onto the post, the rebound kindly falling into the keeper’s arms. A minute later Ben Yedder should have tested the keeper but wastefully shot wide. The game looked to be drifting away from Sevilla. Firmino wasted his own one-on-one, but when Alberto Moreno arranged a sprint between Mané and the Sevilla defence it was a mismatch. Mané was magnificent in the first half, the raucous environment doing nothing to stop him appearing to have more time than everyone else. His class showed again on 30 minutes, gliding onto Moreno’s perfect ball and shooting at the overworked Rico. Karius made a telling early save Credit:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images The keeper could only parry to Firmino for his second and Liverpool’s third. At that stage Liverpool were as impressive without the ball as they were with it, Klopp’s midfield runners as adept at scurrying to retrieve the ball as exhaust their opponent with it. It made what followed inexplicable. Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo must have been name-dropping Istanbul at half-time in a desperate attempt to salvage pride.  Klopp will have ordered his side to offer no encouragement. His players evidently failed to listen. Six minutes into the second half Ever Benega’s free-kick was met by Ben Yedder, the deficit was cut and belief was restored. Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal Moreno then conceded a 60th-minute penalty, which Ben Yedder converted twice – the referee penalising Sevilla for encroachment on the first attempt. Klopp tried to prevent the inevitable by withdrawing Moreno and Coutinho for Emre Can and James Milner. This brought some respite. Can and Mane wasted chances to extend the advantage once more, but Pizarro struck on 93 minutes to complete the kind of comeback all too familiar to the Merseysiders. A point at home against Spartak will still be enough for Klopp, but he knows qualification should already be sealed. 10:03PM Klopp speaks We were confident after that first-half - we were in two situations too late, not only Alberto but the whole formation for the free-kick and the penalty. That's obvious what we did. The real problem was we stopped playing football. Three-nil is a wonderful result but we had to stay in the game. There was time [for them] to score 10 goals but we stopped playing football. It would have been the same at Anfield [with the atmosphere pushing the home side on had they been 3-0 down]. At the moment it feels really bad.  9:43PM Liverpool need only a point to go through Credit: BT SPORT   9:42PM What a remarkable match Salah, Firmino, Coutinho and Mane had this game won until Moreno made two daft errors to allow Sevilla back into it. Klopp must be livid. It will feel like a defeat, despite the point.  9:39PM Full time And Sevilla have extended their unbeaten home record into a second year. Liverpool were 3-0 up and they ------ it up after a dreadful second-half defensive and midfield display.  9:38PM 90+3 min The game's fourth goal from a corner. Geis, with time ebbing away, shot from 25 yards and Klavan's block took it out for the corner, Banega swung it out with his left foot - Klavan, I think, flicked it towards the penalty spot. Pizarro trapped it with his right foot and swiped in a half-volley with his left.  Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool (Guido Pizarro, 90 + 3 min)   9:35PM GOAL!! Liverpool 3-3 Sevilla (Pizarro) 9:35PM 90+1 min There will be four more minutes for Sevilla to try to extend their unbeaten home record into another year. Liverpool have a bank of four and one of five to hold them at bay.  9:33PM 89 min Had Ben Yedder or Nolito taken one of the chances at 1-0 down, this game may have been very different indeed. But once Eduardo Berizzo picked them off the floor at half-time, they have been magnificent, Banega majestic.  9:32PM 88 min Firmino, Can and Mane work a neat triangle on the left and earn a throw after Mercado and Geis smother it. When it comes, Mane dribbles into the box at pace, takes a tumble and inspires Klopp to shout for a penalty. The ref shakes his head, no contact, and Milner plays on to torpedo a low cross through the six-yard box and out of play.  9:29PM 86 min Liverpool substitution: Salah off, Oxlade-Chamberlain on.  9:28PM 85 min Sevilla chance - Banega has been outstanding this half and threads a pass through to Vazquez and he centres to Correa who let it run ahead of him with disappointing consequences.  9:27PM 84 min Can's crime was to lay a fingertip on Mercado who went ballistic at the monstrous liberty. Poor Can. 9:25PM 82 min Can is booked for trying to hold up a re-start.  9:25PM 81 min Mane misses a chance. A difficult one from Can's ball up the inside-left channel that Barnes-Wallised its way into the box. Mane wrapped his foot around it and wellied it wide.    9:23PM 80 min Sevilla make a second sub: Ben Yedder off, Correa, who lit up Anfield comes on.  9:22PM 77 min Karius punches the corner clear and Liverpool break through Can and Mane. Can draws the keeper, having pointed Mane to the back post, stalls his burst to square it and Banega, who has motored 80 yards, makes a sensational sliding interception to prevent the tap-in.  9:20PM 75 min Gomez has a fine opportunity to slide a pass up the right for Salah's clever run but bodges it with too much force. Sevilla bring the ball back and Liverpool start to quake. Mercado hits a gorgeous right-foot oustwinging cross that, to his credit, Lovren meets and heads behind.  9:18PM 74 min Has the Sevilla wolf blown itself out after that huffing and puffing or have Liverpool, with Moreno off, replaced their straw and stick defence with bricks?  9:15PM 71 min Gomez takes it up and makes more territory towards the byline and fires in a speculative cross that Rico, unchallenged, dives to gather. But he fumbles it and the ball spills to the edge of the area and Salah. Geis and Lenglet dive to block but Salah doesn't take his time and bludgeons a shot past the post. 9:13PM 69 min Sarabia does a Rumpelstiltskin act out on the right when flagged offside - which he was. Liverpool free-kick. they move the ball across the field to their right and launch Salah on a solo raid but he runs out of room and is tackled.  9:12PM 67 min Finally Liverpool move into Sevilla's half and manage to make the ball stick there. 9:08PM 65 min Sevilla corner on the right. Liverpool defend it competently through Can and Klavan. Some relief.  9:07PM 64 min And Klopp has had enough. He hooks Moreno for Milner and sends on Can for Coutinho.  9:06PM 63 min Escudero crashes a shot under Karius who throws down a hand that takes it on to the floor and up on to the bar and away. He was offisde but it was a late whistle. Liverpool have gone to sea in a sieve after half-time.  9:05PM 62 min What was the point of buying Andrew Robertson if he keeps picking Moreno?  9:04PM GOAL!! Sevilla 2-3 Liverpool (Ben Yedder, pen) Moreno has had a hand in both Sevilla goals. They're absolutely quivvering now.  Ben Yedder rolls the re-take into the bottom left corner having put the original in the right.  9:03PM Penalty to Sevilla Moreno treads on Ben Yedder's foot who went down in instalments. It was awarded by the behind-the-goal assistant. Ben Yedder converts it but there were Sevilla players encroaching so the ref orders a re-take.   9:01PM 58 min Liverpool have been under siege all half. They obviously want to play on the counter but they can't get the ball.   Possession: Sevilla vs Liverpool   9:00PM 56 min It's a different Sevilla this half. The crowd has reinflated and they're tearing down the flanks. Escudero rips past Gomez and arrows a cross that Karius flaps at and misses. Moreno, forever a mix of treasure and trash, makes a telling defensive header to save Sevilla scoring a second.  8:58PM 54 min Mercado loses his composure when he kicks Coutinho's studs and harangues the referee for only giving him a dubious free-kick and not booking Coutinho. Banega takes to the far post (they just scored at the near post) but a craned neck takes the ball just beyond Geis's run.  8:56PM 52 min Moreno should have the assist for that. The man with the tattooed quadriceps foolishly allowed Sevilla to work a training ground routine. Banega crosses, Ben Yedder loses his marker and steers in an excellent header.  Sevilla 1 - 3 Liverpool (Wissam Ben Yedder, 51 min)   8:54PM GOAL!! Sevilla 1-3 Liverpool (Ben Yedder) 8:54PM 50 min Moreno makes a daft decision against his former club, needlessly giving away a free-kick on the right with an impetuous push.  8:52PM 48 min Karius cleans out Sarabia who was trying to get on the end of  along diagonal from the left fired towards the penalty spot. He was offside and is left in a heap after Karius leapt into him to punch it away. Eventually he regains his feet but looks like a man who has juts fallen down a flight of stairs.   8:51PM 47 min Lovren to the rescue - not typed that a lot recently. He sniffs the danger of Moreno's ropy header and makes a sharp clearance.  8:49PM 46 min We're off. Sevilla have made a substitution but it's not the all at sea Lenglet or Geis who have departed but N'Zonzi. Franco Vazquez has come on.   8:44PM Look how influential Coutinho is Average touch positions (half time)   8:43PM Here are the goals Firmino scores the first: Firmino squeezes in his shot Credit: Miguel Morenatti/AP  Mane dives headlong to score the second: Mane steers in a second Credit:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images  And Mane repays Firmino for setting up his goal: Firmino drills in his second and Liverpool's third Credit: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images   8:32PM Half time A Thanksgiving stuffing two days early to cheer Liverpool's owners.  8:30PM 45 min Booking for Banega for yanking Coutinho's shirt when the No10 bombed past him and threatened to race away. We'll have two more minutes.  8:29PM 44 min "Even one Sevilla goal could change the mood," says Ian Darke but eschews the obvious reference to a team who were 3-0 down at half-time on "that night in Istanbul". Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal   8:28PM 43 min Mane escapes a booking for a petulant kick for a reason I don't understand. The petulance and the referee's largesse that is.  8:27PM 41 min Another cute pass from Coutinho from that playmaking slot between an old left-half-starting position in an attack and an inside-left's. He rolls the pass to Salah sprinting in from the left touchline but he hits a curiously rat-powered shot straight at Rico.  8:25PM 40 min Morreno is booked for challenging Mercado for a bouncing ball with wing chun style lunge. Steve McManaman exonerates him simply for wearing a red shirt, I think, because it looked a booking 'every day of the week, for me, Martin'.  8:23PM 38 min They've score from the previous two right-wing corners and should have made it a hat-trick when the ball is curled just behind the penalty spot to, of all people, Lovren. He meets it on the volley but his execution is that of a centre-half and he blunders it off the side of his foot into the defender. Salah gobbles up the rebound and plants his 25-yard shot into row ZZZZZ.  8:21PM 36 min Firmino strongarms the far bigger and sturdier Lenglet off the ball as they challenged for a high-bouncing pass. Salah whips around the back to win a corner.  8:20PM 34 min Simon Kjaer is missing for Sevilla and they are missing him at the back. They have created three decent chances, though.  8:18PM 30 min This is quite extraordinary. Sevilla's defenders are playing like carthorses. Long ball up the left, snaffled by Mane who left Lenglet and Geis for dead, hurtled into the box and shot at Rico who parried it to Firmino. The centre-forward stunned it to set up a tap-in which he rolled in.  Pass and move? Well, not today. Two set-pieces and a ball in the mixer.  Sevilla 0 - 3 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino, 30 min)   8:15PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-3 Liverpool (Firmino) 8:14PM 27 min Jurgen Klopp has a face off with a ball boy who had shoved the ball into Gomez's chest to encourage him to get on with the throw-in. "You're not on, la,'" quoth Klopp, or something similar. Sevilla's defence have got concrete boots on.  8:12PM 25 min Between the Nolito and Firmino chances Ben Yedder worked some space on the right, found by Sarabia's pass after Lovren's partial interception. He was teed up to be one-on-one with the keeper and missed it, screwing his shot across the whitewash of the goal-line and out. Miss: Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Wissam Ben Yedder, 20 min)   8:09PM 23 min And it's a non-identical twin of the first - a corner from the right, flicked on by Firmino at the front edge of the six-yard box and buried by Mane's diving header at the far post. The corner came when Firmino burst down the inside-left channel, outstripping the leaden-footed Geis and spearing a low shot close enough to Rico for the keeper to turn it round the post. Sevilla 0 - 2 Liverpool (Sadio Mané, 22 min)   8:07PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-2 Liverpool (Mane) 8:07PM 22 min Action oacked two minutes ends with ... 8:06PM 20 min Sevilla make two chances. The first from Nolito, who benefits when Banega latches on to Henderson's error, strides through on the left and drives a left-foot shot towards the far post. Karius gets down quickly and with a strong wrist diverts it on to the post. It hist the woodwork on a fortunate angle and bounces straight back to the Liverpool keeper. Attempt Saved: Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Nolito, 19 min)   8:04PM 18 min Plenty of smoke around, possibly coming out of Sevilla fans' ears after Firmino falls suspiciously easily juts outside the box. The referee waves him up. Sevilla fans prepare for the arrival of the teams for the Champions League tie against Liverpool Credit: David Ramos/Getty Images   8:01PM 15 min A rare dopey moment from Salah who was caught in possession by Escudero but the left-back's pass 25 yards from goal was rotten.  Possession: Sevilla vs Liverpool   7:59PM 13 min Escudero makes an exceptional run to give Nolito the option of a back-heel flick as e ran down the inside-left channel into the box. The left-back had gone down the outside but instead of crossing with the angle tightening with every roll of the ball, he snatched at a shot and pummeled it into the side-netting.  7:57PM 12 min Gomez stays with Nolito in a chase for a long ball down the Sevilla left, eases ahead and shepherds it out for a Liverpool throw-in. If he carries on like this he'll be an England starter at he World Cup as one of the back three, I reckon.   7:55PM 10 min Clumsy challenge from Henderson on the right, 10 yards to the left of the area. Banega takes and goes for a big inswinging right-foot cross beyond the far post. Karius skips daintily and quickly across to swallow it up after it had sailed over everyone else's heads.  7:53PM 8 min Mane burns off Mercado up the Liverpool left. Salah peels away from his man in midfield and sprints into space but Mane gets stuck in congestion by keeping his head down. He still manages to come away with a corner that Rico punches clear.  7:52PM 6 min Sevilla have shown no precision in their passing so far and Liverpool are easily picking off the passes from Escudero and Mercado up the flanks. They don't seem to have any pace in their movement up front, by contrast with Liverpool ... 7:50PM 4 min From the kick-off Sevilla fly down the right with Sarabia winning a throw-in from Moreno after a cute ball in the build-up from Banega. But Liverpool defend it comfortably and pass it around the back four.  7:48PM 2 min Straight from the corner. Flicked on at the near post by Wijnaldum and squeezed in at the far post with a drilled left-foot shot by Firmino. Excellent finish.  Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino, 2 min)   7:47PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-1 Liverpool (Firmino) 7:46PM 1 min The commentary has been restored. Liverpool attack from right to left and have an early throw-in, taken by Joe Gomez long to Salah who cannot win the header. Liverpool recycle the clearance, move up the right, Salah and Mane exchange passes and Lenglet blocks the cross out for a throw-in.  7:45PM Sevilla The little I know of Johannes Geis, on loan from Schalke, is that he was a midfielder in the Bundesliga. But he's playing at centre-back tonight with the young Clement Lenglet, signed from Nancy last years.  Credit: MATTHEW CHILDS/Action Images/Reuters   7:43PM Ooh - BT Sport has lost the commentary feed We may have to have Messrs Lineker and Ferdinand calling the play, as it were.  7:42PM Spartak drew with Maribor So two points for Liverpool from their last two games will put them through.  7:33PM Jurgen Klopp speaks We know how strong they are, how special the atmosphere here is. It is special 100 per cent. That was a really good game, we should have scored more [at home against them] but the difference is Phil is here. We need to do the right things at the right moment, fight, really fight, be aggressive but not too aggressive.  There will be a few challenges tonight. They are good, really experienced. They use this special atmosphere.  7:30PM Kit watch Liverpool will wear red, sparing us the sight of 10 barley sugars inciting psychedelic flashbacks. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Trent Alexander-Arnold and some single-banger colleagues warm up Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs   7:20PM Now for those of you watching in Technicolor Here are your teams in black and white: Sevilla Sergio Rico, Mercado, Geis, Lenglet, Escudero, Nzonzi, Banega, Pizarro, Sarabia, Ben Yedder, Nolito.  Substitutes Soria, Corchia, Krohn-Dehli, Correa, Jesus Navas, Muriel, Vazquez.  Liverpool Karius, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane.  Substitutes Mignolet, Milner, Sturridge, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold.  Referee Felix Brych (Germany) 6:37PM Sevilla's starting XI ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @LFCEspanol@LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCLpic.twitter.com/lYHfHq7JXR— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) November 21, 2017   6:34PM Liverpool team news �� The Reds to take on @SevillaFC_ENG... pic.twitter.com/iTz4geVoI8— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 21, 2017   6:30PM Good evening Ahoy-hoy! And welcome to live coverage of the fifth round of Champions League group fixtures and Liverpool's trip to Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán to play Sevilla. The first burning question we should ask ourselves is which of Liverpool's kits will they be wearing tonight against the pride of Andalucia who play in the white with red trim, the anti-Liverpool home kit? New Balance v New Balance FYI, should you be interested in that sort of thing, Which you should. Any road that should free them up to play in all red, shouldn't it or will they use the opportunity to come as Blackpool in their preposterous tangerine high viz mufti to boost sales (to Lollipop men and women)? The first meeting ended in a 2-2 draw with that topsy-turvy scoring sequence caused, largely, by Liverpool's comically bad defending - Wissam Ben Yedder opened the scoring with Sevilla's first attack: Liverpool 0 - 1 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 5 min)  Firmino and the wonderful Mohamed Salah put Liverpool 2-1 up before they were carved open again by a wonderfully slick move finished by Joaquin Correa. Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla (Joaquín Correa, 72 min) Since then Liverpool have drawn in Moscow and beaten Maribor home and away to move a point clear of Sevilla at the top of Group E.  After that error-strewn embarrassment at Wembley against Tottenham, Liverpool have won their last four games with impressive comfort. Salah has won hearts and minds miles beyond L4, Mané is back and 'Phil' Coutinho looks slicker by the day.  Best-priced accumulators | New customer offers Sevilla have lost three of their past five Liga games but overturned that out of character 5-1 defeat by Spartak away with a 2-1 home victory three weeks ago. But they haven't lost at home since precisely 366 days ago.  Presuming Spartak muller Maribor, a point here would mean a draw in Liverpool's last match would suffice. Defeat, though, could be costly because Sevilla will play Maribor last and make Liverpool vulnerable to a Spartak victory. 

Sevilla 3 Liverpool 3: Brainless defending surrenders three-goal lead after Roberto Firmino double

Jürgen Klopp arrived in Seville hoping to banish memories of Liverpool's Europa League final defeat. Instead, he relived much of that nightmare. A comfortable first half was transformed into a second of defensive calamity. The similarity was harrowing. In Basel in 2016 Sevilla overturned a one-goal lead. Here Liverpool were three-up at half-time, seemingly strolling, only to surrender superiority leaving Spain with a point that will feel less sour in 24 hours than it did at full-time. Even Alberto Moreno’s errors at the start of the second half were identical. The equaliser in the third minute of injury time from Guido Pizarro sparked such celebrations as to suggest a trophy would be presented at the end. Liverpool’s players looked as forlorn as when they lost the final. They were seconds from qualifying for the last 16 but must now complete the job in their final group game, even though Spartak Moscow failed to defeat Maribor. Never has a side topped their group going into the last round of fixtures holding such regrets. Liverpool could and should have won each of their five fixtures, but this was an exhibition in carelessness Klopp has witnessed too often. As they had done in Switzerland, his players left their brains in the dressing room at the interval. There was much to reassure about the brilliance of Liverpool’s attacking in the first half, but concerns linger about how brittle they are under pressure. Roberto Firmino’s double and Sadio Mané had underlined Liverpool’s recent excellence, but within 15 minutes of the second half Wissam Ben Yedder had scored twice and Liverpool found themselves grimly holding on throughout the second half. They succumbed on 93 minutes, failing to clear a corner on a night of dire defending from set-pieces.  Roberto Firmino puts Liverpool one-nil up after 88 seconds in Seville Credit: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images Liverpool’s defensive fortitude noted in recent weeks evaporated in a hectic spell, the poise the Liverpool manager had observed in the last four games a memory. Liverpool have been playing well of late, but now the most difficult away games of this season – at Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and now Sevilla – were defensive catastrophes. The question for Klopp is if recent improvement is due to a maturing team or dwindling quality of Premier League opposition. Sevilla, currently fifth in La Liga, are formidable in their own stadium. Only Juventus had emerged victorious in the last 25 games, which should offer some positive perspective amid the frustration. The opening stages had shown Liverpool at their best, their attacking quartet destructive as Sevilla’s defenders slept. Sadio Mane doubles Liverpool's lead Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs For Philippe Coutinho there was a dual ambition: assist his current club while impressing a potential future audience. There is no doubt he will have been considering the implications of a star performance on Spanish soil, and even less debate as to whether Barcelona’s scouts were monitoring his impact. His influence was instant, his dead-ball skills dismantling the home side. Liverpool took the lead after just two minutes when the Brazilian’s corner was headed to the back post by Gini Wijnaldum, Firmino free to sidefoot past Sergio Rico. They were two-up 20 minutes later with a replica move, Firmino providing the headed assist for Mané on this occasion. Coutinho was again the supplier from a corner. Seville looked so clueless at defending the set-plays one wondered if Tony Pulis might have been considering this his next port of call. Unfortunately for Klopp, such lapses would prove contagious when his team defended the same end.  Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal Liverpool’s second was timely because the hosts had belatedly started to gather momentum and should have equalised with two easy chances in the space of two minutes. Loris Karius takes the credit for preventing the first on 18 minutes, former Manchester City striker Nolito denied. Faced one-on-one, the placed-attempt was flicked onto the post, the rebound kindly falling into the keeper’s arms. A minute later Ben Yedder should have tested the keeper but wastefully shot wide. The game looked to be drifting away from Sevilla. Firmino wasted his own one-on-one, but when Alberto Moreno arranged a sprint between Mané and the Sevilla defence it was a mismatch. Mané was magnificent in the first half, the raucous environment doing nothing to stop him appearing to have more time than everyone else. His class showed again on 30 minutes, gliding onto Moreno’s perfect ball and shooting at the overworked Rico. Karius made a telling early save Credit:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images The keeper could only parry to Firmino for his second and Liverpool’s third. At that stage Liverpool were as impressive without the ball as they were with it, Klopp’s midfield runners as adept at scurrying to retrieve the ball as exhaust their opponent with it. It made what followed inexplicable. Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo must have been name-dropping Istanbul at half-time in a desperate attempt to salvage pride.  Klopp will have ordered his side to offer no encouragement. His players evidently failed to listen. Six minutes into the second half Ever Benega’s free-kick was met by Ben Yedder, the deficit was cut and belief was restored. Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal Moreno then conceded a 60th-minute penalty, which Ben Yedder converted twice – the referee penalising Sevilla for encroachment on the first attempt. Klopp tried to prevent the inevitable by withdrawing Moreno and Coutinho for Emre Can and James Milner. This brought some respite. Can and Mane wasted chances to extend the advantage once more, but Pizarro struck on 93 minutes to complete the kind of comeback all too familiar to the Merseysiders. A point at home against Spartak will still be enough for Klopp, but he knows qualification should already be sealed. 10:03PM Klopp speaks We were confident after that first-half - we were in two situations too late, not only Alberto but the whole formation for the free-kick and the penalty. That's obvious what we did. The real problem was we stopped playing football. Three-nil is a wonderful result but we had to stay in the game. There was time [for them] to score 10 goals but we stopped playing football. It would have been the same at Anfield [with the atmosphere pushing the home side on had they been 3-0 down]. At the moment it feels really bad.  9:43PM Liverpool need only a point to go through Credit: BT SPORT   9:42PM What a remarkable match Salah, Firmino, Coutinho and Mane had this game won until Moreno made two daft errors to allow Sevilla back into it. Klopp must be livid. It will feel like a defeat, despite the point.  9:39PM Full time And Sevilla have extended their unbeaten home record into a second year. Liverpool were 3-0 up and they ------ it up after a dreadful second-half defensive and midfield display.  9:38PM 90+3 min The game's fourth goal from a corner. Geis, with time ebbing away, shot from 25 yards and Klavan's block took it out for the corner, Banega swung it out with his left foot - Klavan, I think, flicked it towards the penalty spot. Pizarro trapped it with his right foot and swiped in a half-volley with his left.  Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool (Guido Pizarro, 90 + 3 min)   9:35PM GOAL!! Liverpool 3-3 Sevilla (Pizarro) 9:35PM 90+1 min There will be four more minutes for Sevilla to try to extend their unbeaten home record into another year. Liverpool have a bank of four and one of five to hold them at bay.  9:33PM 89 min Had Ben Yedder or Nolito taken one of the chances at 1-0 down, this game may have been very different indeed. But once Eduardo Berizzo picked them off the floor at half-time, they have been magnificent, Banega majestic.  9:32PM 88 min Firmino, Can and Mane work a neat triangle on the left and earn a throw after Mercado and Geis smother it. When it comes, Mane dribbles into the box at pace, takes a tumble and inspires Klopp to shout for a penalty. The ref shakes his head, no contact, and Milner plays on to torpedo a low cross through the six-yard box and out of play.  9:29PM 86 min Liverpool substitution: Salah off, Oxlade-Chamberlain on.  9:28PM 85 min Sevilla chance - Banega has been outstanding this half and threads a pass through to Vazquez and he centres to Correa who let it run ahead of him with disappointing consequences.  9:27PM 84 min Can's crime was to lay a fingertip on Mercado who went ballistic at the monstrous liberty. Poor Can. 9:25PM 82 min Can is booked for trying to hold up a re-start.  9:25PM 81 min Mane misses a chance. A difficult one from Can's ball up the inside-left channel that Barnes-Wallised its way into the box. Mane wrapped his foot around it and wellied it wide.    9:23PM 80 min Sevilla make a second sub: Ben Yedder off, Correa, who lit up Anfield comes on.  9:22PM 77 min Karius punches the corner clear and Liverpool break through Can and Mane. Can draws the keeper, having pointed Mane to the back post, stalls his burst to square it and Banega, who has motored 80 yards, makes a sensational sliding interception to prevent the tap-in.  9:20PM 75 min Gomez has a fine opportunity to slide a pass up the right for Salah's clever run but bodges it with too much force. Sevilla bring the ball back and Liverpool start to quake. Mercado hits a gorgeous right-foot oustwinging cross that, to his credit, Lovren meets and heads behind.  9:18PM 74 min Has the Sevilla wolf blown itself out after that huffing and puffing or have Liverpool, with Moreno off, replaced their straw and stick defence with bricks?  9:15PM 71 min Gomez takes it up and makes more territory towards the byline and fires in a speculative cross that Rico, unchallenged, dives to gather. But he fumbles it and the ball spills to the edge of the area and Salah. Geis and Lenglet dive to block but Salah doesn't take his time and bludgeons a shot past the post. 9:13PM 69 min Sarabia does a Rumpelstiltskin act out on the right when flagged offside - which he was. Liverpool free-kick. they move the ball across the field to their right and launch Salah on a solo raid but he runs out of room and is tackled.  9:12PM 67 min Finally Liverpool move into Sevilla's half and manage to make the ball stick there. 9:08PM 65 min Sevilla corner on the right. Liverpool defend it competently through Can and Klavan. Some relief.  9:07PM 64 min And Klopp has had enough. He hooks Moreno for Milner and sends on Can for Coutinho.  9:06PM 63 min Escudero crashes a shot under Karius who throws down a hand that takes it on to the floor and up on to the bar and away. He was offisde but it was a late whistle. Liverpool have gone to sea in a sieve after half-time.  9:05PM 62 min What was the point of buying Andrew Robertson if he keeps picking Moreno?  9:04PM GOAL!! Sevilla 2-3 Liverpool (Ben Yedder, pen) Moreno has had a hand in both Sevilla goals. They're absolutely quivvering now.  Ben Yedder rolls the re-take into the bottom left corner having put the original in the right.  9:03PM Penalty to Sevilla Moreno treads on Ben Yedder's foot who went down in instalments. It was awarded by the behind-the-goal assistant. Ben Yedder converts it but there were Sevilla players encroaching so the ref orders a re-take.   9:01PM 58 min Liverpool have been under siege all half. They obviously want to play on the counter but they can't get the ball.   Possession: Sevilla vs Liverpool   9:00PM 56 min It's a different Sevilla this half. The crowd has reinflated and they're tearing down the flanks. Escudero rips past Gomez and arrows a cross that Karius flaps at and misses. Moreno, forever a mix of treasure and trash, makes a telling defensive header to save Sevilla scoring a second.  8:58PM 54 min Mercado loses his composure when he kicks Coutinho's studs and harangues the referee for only giving him a dubious free-kick and not booking Coutinho. Banega takes to the far post (they just scored at the near post) but a craned neck takes the ball just beyond Geis's run.  8:56PM 52 min Moreno should have the assist for that. The man with the tattooed quadriceps foolishly allowed Sevilla to work a training ground routine. Banega crosses, Ben Yedder loses his marker and steers in an excellent header.  Sevilla 1 - 3 Liverpool (Wissam Ben Yedder, 51 min)   8:54PM GOAL!! Sevilla 1-3 Liverpool (Ben Yedder) 8:54PM 50 min Moreno makes a daft decision against his former club, needlessly giving away a free-kick on the right with an impetuous push.  8:52PM 48 min Karius cleans out Sarabia who was trying to get on the end of  along diagonal from the left fired towards the penalty spot. He was offside and is left in a heap after Karius leapt into him to punch it away. Eventually he regains his feet but looks like a man who has juts fallen down a flight of stairs.   8:51PM 47 min Lovren to the rescue - not typed that a lot recently. He sniffs the danger of Moreno's ropy header and makes a sharp clearance.  8:49PM 46 min We're off. Sevilla have made a substitution but it's not the all at sea Lenglet or Geis who have departed but N'Zonzi. Franco Vazquez has come on.   8:44PM Look how influential Coutinho is Average touch positions (half time)   8:43PM Here are the goals Firmino scores the first: Firmino squeezes in his shot Credit: Miguel Morenatti/AP  Mane dives headlong to score the second: Mane steers in a second Credit:  John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images  And Mane repays Firmino for setting up his goal: Firmino drills in his second and Liverpool's third Credit: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images   8:32PM Half time A Thanksgiving stuffing two days early to cheer Liverpool's owners.  8:30PM 45 min Booking for Banega for yanking Coutinho's shirt when the No10 bombed past him and threatened to race away. We'll have two more minutes.  8:29PM 44 min "Even one Sevilla goal could change the mood," says Ian Darke but eschews the obvious reference to a team who were 3-0 down at half-time on "that night in Istanbul". Sevilla vs Liverpool shots on goal   8:28PM 43 min Mane escapes a booking for a petulant kick for a reason I don't understand. The petulance and the referee's largesse that is.  8:27PM 41 min Another cute pass from Coutinho from that playmaking slot between an old left-half-starting position in an attack and an inside-left's. He rolls the pass to Salah sprinting in from the left touchline but he hits a curiously rat-powered shot straight at Rico.  8:25PM 40 min Morreno is booked for challenging Mercado for a bouncing ball with wing chun style lunge. Steve McManaman exonerates him simply for wearing a red shirt, I think, because it looked a booking 'every day of the week, for me, Martin'.  8:23PM 38 min They've score from the previous two right-wing corners and should have made it a hat-trick when the ball is curled just behind the penalty spot to, of all people, Lovren. He meets it on the volley but his execution is that of a centre-half and he blunders it off the side of his foot into the defender. Salah gobbles up the rebound and plants his 25-yard shot into row ZZZZZ.  8:21PM 36 min Firmino strongarms the far bigger and sturdier Lenglet off the ball as they challenged for a high-bouncing pass. Salah whips around the back to win a corner.  8:20PM 34 min Simon Kjaer is missing for Sevilla and they are missing him at the back. They have created three decent chances, though.  8:18PM 30 min This is quite extraordinary. Sevilla's defenders are playing like carthorses. Long ball up the left, snaffled by Mane who left Lenglet and Geis for dead, hurtled into the box and shot at Rico who parried it to Firmino. The centre-forward stunned it to set up a tap-in which he rolled in.  Pass and move? Well, not today. Two set-pieces and a ball in the mixer.  Sevilla 0 - 3 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino, 30 min)   8:15PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-3 Liverpool (Firmino) 8:14PM 27 min Jurgen Klopp has a face off with a ball boy who had shoved the ball into Gomez's chest to encourage him to get on with the throw-in. "You're not on, la,'" quoth Klopp, or something similar. Sevilla's defence have got concrete boots on.  8:12PM 25 min Between the Nolito and Firmino chances Ben Yedder worked some space on the right, found by Sarabia's pass after Lovren's partial interception. He was teed up to be one-on-one with the keeper and missed it, screwing his shot across the whitewash of the goal-line and out. Miss: Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Wissam Ben Yedder, 20 min)   8:09PM 23 min And it's a non-identical twin of the first - a corner from the right, flicked on by Firmino at the front edge of the six-yard box and buried by Mane's diving header at the far post. The corner came when Firmino burst down the inside-left channel, outstripping the leaden-footed Geis and spearing a low shot close enough to Rico for the keeper to turn it round the post. Sevilla 0 - 2 Liverpool (Sadio Mané, 22 min)   8:07PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-2 Liverpool (Mane) 8:07PM 22 min Action oacked two minutes ends with ... 8:06PM 20 min Sevilla make two chances. The first from Nolito, who benefits when Banega latches on to Henderson's error, strides through on the left and drives a left-foot shot towards the far post. Karius gets down quickly and with a strong wrist diverts it on to the post. It hist the woodwork on a fortunate angle and bounces straight back to the Liverpool keeper. Attempt Saved: Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Nolito, 19 min)   8:04PM 18 min Plenty of smoke around, possibly coming out of Sevilla fans' ears after Firmino falls suspiciously easily juts outside the box. The referee waves him up. Sevilla fans prepare for the arrival of the teams for the Champions League tie against Liverpool Credit: David Ramos/Getty Images   8:01PM 15 min A rare dopey moment from Salah who was caught in possession by Escudero but the left-back's pass 25 yards from goal was rotten.  Possession: Sevilla vs Liverpool   7:59PM 13 min Escudero makes an exceptional run to give Nolito the option of a back-heel flick as e ran down the inside-left channel into the box. The left-back had gone down the outside but instead of crossing with the angle tightening with every roll of the ball, he snatched at a shot and pummeled it into the side-netting.  7:57PM 12 min Gomez stays with Nolito in a chase for a long ball down the Sevilla left, eases ahead and shepherds it out for a Liverpool throw-in. If he carries on like this he'll be an England starter at he World Cup as one of the back three, I reckon.   7:55PM 10 min Clumsy challenge from Henderson on the right, 10 yards to the left of the area. Banega takes and goes for a big inswinging right-foot cross beyond the far post. Karius skips daintily and quickly across to swallow it up after it had sailed over everyone else's heads.  7:53PM 8 min Mane burns off Mercado up the Liverpool left. Salah peels away from his man in midfield and sprints into space but Mane gets stuck in congestion by keeping his head down. He still manages to come away with a corner that Rico punches clear.  7:52PM 6 min Sevilla have shown no precision in their passing so far and Liverpool are easily picking off the passes from Escudero and Mercado up the flanks. They don't seem to have any pace in their movement up front, by contrast with Liverpool ... 7:50PM 4 min From the kick-off Sevilla fly down the right with Sarabia winning a throw-in from Moreno after a cute ball in the build-up from Banega. But Liverpool defend it comfortably and pass it around the back four.  7:48PM 2 min Straight from the corner. Flicked on at the near post by Wijnaldum and squeezed in at the far post with a drilled left-foot shot by Firmino. Excellent finish.  Sevilla 0 - 1 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino, 2 min)   7:47PM GOAL!! Sevilla 0-1 Liverpool (Firmino) 7:46PM 1 min The commentary has been restored. Liverpool attack from right to left and have an early throw-in, taken by Joe Gomez long to Salah who cannot win the header. Liverpool recycle the clearance, move up the right, Salah and Mane exchange passes and Lenglet blocks the cross out for a throw-in.  7:45PM Sevilla The little I know of Johannes Geis, on loan from Schalke, is that he was a midfielder in the Bundesliga. But he's playing at centre-back tonight with the young Clement Lenglet, signed from Nancy last years.  Credit: MATTHEW CHILDS/Action Images/Reuters   7:43PM Ooh - BT Sport has lost the commentary feed We may have to have Messrs Lineker and Ferdinand calling the play, as it were.  7:42PM Spartak drew with Maribor So two points for Liverpool from their last two games will put them through.  7:33PM Jurgen Klopp speaks We know how strong they are, how special the atmosphere here is. It is special 100 per cent. That was a really good game, we should have scored more [at home against them] but the difference is Phil is here. We need to do the right things at the right moment, fight, really fight, be aggressive but not too aggressive.  There will be a few challenges tonight. They are good, really experienced. They use this special atmosphere.  7:30PM Kit watch Liverpool will wear red, sparing us the sight of 10 barley sugars inciting psychedelic flashbacks. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Trent Alexander-Arnold and some single-banger colleagues warm up Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs   7:20PM Now for those of you watching in Technicolor Here are your teams in black and white: Sevilla Sergio Rico, Mercado, Geis, Lenglet, Escudero, Nzonzi, Banega, Pizarro, Sarabia, Ben Yedder, Nolito.  Substitutes Soria, Corchia, Krohn-Dehli, Correa, Jesus Navas, Muriel, Vazquez.  Liverpool Karius, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane.  Substitutes Mignolet, Milner, Sturridge, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold.  Referee Felix Brych (Germany) 6:37PM Sevilla's starting XI ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @LFCEspanol@LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCLpic.twitter.com/lYHfHq7JXR— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) November 21, 2017   6:34PM Liverpool team news �� The Reds to take on @SevillaFC_ENG... pic.twitter.com/iTz4geVoI8— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 21, 2017   6:30PM Good evening Ahoy-hoy! And welcome to live coverage of the fifth round of Champions League group fixtures and Liverpool's trip to Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán to play Sevilla. The first burning question we should ask ourselves is which of Liverpool's kits will they be wearing tonight against the pride of Andalucia who play in the white with red trim, the anti-Liverpool home kit? New Balance v New Balance FYI, should you be interested in that sort of thing, Which you should. Any road that should free them up to play in all red, shouldn't it or will they use the opportunity to come as Blackpool in their preposterous tangerine high viz mufti to boost sales (to Lollipop men and women)? The first meeting ended in a 2-2 draw with that topsy-turvy scoring sequence caused, largely, by Liverpool's comically bad defending - Wissam Ben Yedder opened the scoring with Sevilla's first attack: Liverpool 0 - 1 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 5 min)  Firmino and the wonderful Mohamed Salah put Liverpool 2-1 up before they were carved open again by a wonderfully slick move finished by Joaquin Correa. Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla (Joaquín Correa, 72 min) Since then Liverpool have drawn in Moscow and beaten Maribor home and away to move a point clear of Sevilla at the top of Group E.  After that error-strewn embarrassment at Wembley against Tottenham, Liverpool have won their last four games with impressive comfort. Salah has won hearts and minds miles beyond L4, Mané is back and 'Phil' Coutinho looks slicker by the day.  Best-priced accumulators | New customer offers Sevilla have lost three of their past five Liga games but overturned that out of character 5-1 defeat by Spartak away with a 2-1 home victory three weeks ago. But they haven't lost at home since precisely 366 days ago.  Presuming Spartak muller Maribor, a point here would mean a draw in Liverpool's last match would suffice. Defeat, though, could be costly because Sevilla will play Maribor last and make Liverpool vulnerable to a Spartak victory.