Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists their squandering of a three-goal lead in the 3-3 draw with Sevilla was a “misjudgement” by his players and he has no concerns about their character.
Two goals from Roberto Firmino either side of a Sadio Mane strike put the Reds on the verge of qualification for the Champions League knockout stage with a game to spare before the first half had even ended.
However, after the break they collapsed, conceding two to Wissam Ben Yedder inside 15 minutes before Guido Pizarro delivered the final blow with a 93rd-minute equaliser.
“Fantastic first half for us, the second half we made a mistake, we didn’t carry on playing football,” said Klopp.
“We became passive, they scored the first, then it was obvious the atmosphere changed immediately. That gave them a big boost.
“When controlling the game it is not allowed to become passive in a game like this.
“They are human beings. It was misjudgement.”