Wasteful Liverpool held to draw
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By Pete Hall at Anfield

Last Updated: 13/09/17 9:58pm

Joaquin Correa celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Liverpool

Joaquin Correa's late equaliser denied Liverpool victory on their Champions League return after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Sevilla at Anfield in their Group E clash on Wednesday.

Liverpool looked to be feeling the effects of the weekend thrashing at Manchester City when they conceded a soft opener early on, allowing Wissam Ben Yedder to tap home five minutes in.

They were soon level through Roberto Firmino 16 minutes later, before Mo Salah turned the match on its head 37 minutes in, as his deflected effort gave Liverpool the lead. Firmino then should have extended Liverpool's lead from the spot after livewire Sadio Mane had been felled, but saw his penalty cannon back off the post.

After the break, Liverpool continued to create and miss chances, and that proved costly as Correa levelled with 18 minutes to go.

Philippe Coutinho made his return to the side, but couldn't create a winner, as Joe Gomez's late red card ensured Liverpool fans headed home frustrated.

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