Michael Owen reacts to Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla
The Liverpool legend admits the Reds didn't score enough goals when Jurgen Klopp's side were in the ascendency on Wednesday night
Michael Owen was critical of Liverpool’s defending after Wednesday night’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla in the Champions League.
The Reds made a disappointing start to their first Champions League game since 2015 when the Merseyside outfit conceded a goal in the fifth minute.
However, the Merseyside outfit were the better team in the first half as Liverpool’s attacking trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah looked to test the Sevilla defence.
And Alberto Moreno’s run and cross found Firmino to level the Champions League clash before Salah’s deflected strike handed the home side a sleander lead.
Mane won a penalty before half-time but Brazil forward Firmino wasted the chance to extend Liverpool’s lead and the Reds would later pay for the miss.
Indeed, Sevilla levelled in the 72nd minute through Joaquin Correa to rescue a point from the Anfield clash as Spartak Moscow beat Maribor in the other game in their Champions League group.
Former Liverpool striker Owen admitted that Firmino’s penalty miss proved costly for the Merseyside outfit.
“The problem is Liverpool will always leak goals,” Owen told BT Sport.
“One is never enough. Two sometimes isn’t enough. They’ve got to score multiple goals. They could have killed the game off early on. The longer it went, the riskier it got.”
Liverpool lost 5-0 to title rivals Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend.
The Reds will return to domestic action with a home clash against Burnley at Anfield on Saturday.