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I don’t doubt ‘our mentality’ after squandered 3-0 lead – Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he has no problem with the mentality of his players after Sevilla fought back from 3-0 down at half-time to take a point from a dramatic Champions League game.

The Reds looked to be coasting into the knockout stage for the first time since 2009 as two goals from Roberto Firmino and one from Sadio Mane put them in total control.

Yet after Alberto Moreno needlessly conceded a free-kick against his former club, Wissam Ben Yedder’s header made it 3-1.

Moreno then conceded a penalty by clipping Ben Yedder, and the French striker scored after being ordered to retake a successful spot-kick because of encroachment.

Guido Pizarro poked home in the third minute of added time as the hosts snatched a draw.

“I don’t doubt the mentality of the boys, not a bit,” said Klopp, whose side must avoid defeat when they host Spartak Moscow on 6 December to ensure they advance from Group E.

“We showed already a fantastic mentality. We showed it in a lot of other games. It’s not like this.

“Yes, it was not perfect, that’s true, but it’s not a general problem.

“Could we have done better? 100%. Do I think it’s a mentality problem? 100% not. It’s a misjudgement.”

Source: BBC