Klopp felt Reds deserved win

14 September 2017 18:13:28 GMTPlus11

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp urged his side to keep the faith after they opened their Champions League campaign with a 2-2 draw at home to Sevilla.

A Joaquin Correa goal 18 minutes from time ensured that the visitors left Anfield with a share of the spoils, with the home side left to rue a penalty miss by Roberto Firmino which prevented them from taking a 3-1 lead.

It is not what we wanted, not what we deserved.

Jurgen Klopp

And, while Klopp was clearly far from totally satisfied, he felt that his players had done well for a majority of the game on Merseyside.

The German told BT Sport after the final whistle: "It was pretty much a winning performance for 85-86 minutes and the team played well against a side who play well.

"We know we have to improve, but there is so much potential and we can work with this. It is a draw, it does not feel too good, but I am fine with big parts of the performance.

"It does not make too much sense to be frustrated, we have to take it. It is not what we wanted, not what we deserved.

"We could have scored more often, but if we continue playing like this, we will get points."

The clash with Sevilla also saw the return to action of Philippe Coutinho, who came on as a late substitute for Emre Can.

The Brazilian playmaker, who has also been struggling with a back injury, had been a major target for Barcelona before the transfer window shut two weeks ago.

Next up for the Reds is a visit from Burnley on Saturday afternoon, with Liverpool 1.25 to win the game and 7.50 to do so by a 2-0 scoreline, while a 1-1 draw is available at 13.00.

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