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Klopp: One player wouldn't fix Reds issues

Published on: 13 September 2017

LIVERPOOL -- Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool's defensive issues would not be solved by signing a certain defender after his side were frustrated by Sevilla on Wednesday night.

Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw in their Group E Champions League opener, with their defensive frailties evident as the La Liga snatched a draw at Anfield.

First-half goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah cancelled out Wissam Ben Yedder's opener after five minutes.

Firmino hit the post from a penalty kick shortly before half-time, and Liverpool were made to pay for their lack of ruthlessness when Joaquin Correa equalised in the 72nd minute.

Speaking at his postmatch news conference, Klopp said: "The first goal starts in a situation in the midfield when we can shoot the ball easily away.

"Emre I think this game today was the opposite.

"The main reason for this was the desire, the greed and the passion of my team, and all respect for Sevilla because they never gave up.

"They were lucky with the penalty for sure, maybe a second penalty [was] possible, [but] we had more chances and that's important that we have chances, that we create.

"Even against a defensively really well organised side, we created a lot of chances -- we didn't use them, that's the truth, but in football it's really important you keep on going.

"There is a lot from this game on which we can build and that's what we will try, of course."



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