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Liverpool cough up three-goal lead to Sevilla

Sevilla FC v Liverpool FC - UEFA Champions League

SEVILLE, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 21: Guido Pizarro of Sevilla FC (C) celebrates after scoring the third goal of Sevilla FC with Head Coach of Sevilla FC Eduardo Berizzo (C) during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on November 21, 2017 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

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It should have been over. Done and dusted.

Liverpool took a 3-0 lead within the first 30 minutes of its UEFA Champions League match at Sevilla and Jurgen Klopp’s side looked to be cruising into the knockout round, clinching the group in the process.

But the Reds didn’t count on Sevilla’s come-back spirit. Wissim Ben Yedder scored twice, including a penalty kick, and then in second-half stoppage time, Guido Pizarro slid to knock home a loose ball in the box to even the score.

The defensive miscues, which have happened all too often under Klopp’s tenure, cancelled out what was a brilliant counter-attacking performance in the first half, which saw a pair of Roberto Firmino goals to go with a Sadio Mane strike.

Klopp and the Liverpool faithful surely felt the full range of emotions, and the latest defensive display is going to have Klopp pulling more hair out of his head.