Michael Owen reacts to Liverpool FC’s 3-3 draw at Sevilla
The Liverpool FC legend reacts to the Merseyside outfit's performance in Sevilla
Michael Owen struggled to find the positives for Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp’s squandered a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Sevilla.
Liverpool FC started their fifth Champions League group-stage fixture knowing that a win would be enough to secure their place in the knockout stage.
The Reds squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Sevilla at Anfield before beating Maribor home and away to secure top spot in their group.
Liverpool FC edged into an early lead thanks to Roberto Firmino’s second-minute goal to end his mini goal drought in Spain.
Senegal international Sadio Mane scored a brilliant header from a tight angle to find the net for the first time since August.
Liverpool FC’s brilliant first-half performance was capped off with Firmino’s second of the night after Mane was denied at close range.
However, Alberto Moreno made two defensive mistakes to allow Sevilla to cut Liverpool FC’s advantage to one goal with 25 minutes to play.
And Guido Pizarro levelled in the second minute of added time to rescue a point for the hosts following their dominant performance in the second half.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen felt that the result on paper was a decent one for the Reds, but admitted that the club’s supporters won’t be happy with a disastrous second-half display.
“You’re looking for positives,” Owen told BT Sport.
“It’s so painful when you’re 3-0 up and you go on and draw.
“Looking at the results, you would have taken that before the game.
“When you’ve got a crowd like that you don’t want to give them any chink of light.”
Liverpool will have to wait until their home game with Spartak Moscow to reach the knockout stage for the first time in nine seasons.