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Henderson: It Does Not Feel Good

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The Liverpool captain shares his thoughts on a disappointing night in Seville.

Sevilla FC v Liverpool FC - UEFA Champions League Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

Sometimes a draw feels like a loss, and so it was on Tuesday when Liverpool squandered a three goal lead and a guaranteed spot in the Champions League knockout stages against Sevilla.

It’s a familiar feeling for the Reds, who have managed to lose leads all three times they’ve come up against Sevilla in recent history.

Jordan Henderson spoke to BT Sport after the match and shared his frustration with the team’s second half performance.

"I am not sure (how the collapse happened),” he said. “The first half was very good, disciplined, score good goals. The second half was very bad, we did not start well at all. We gave a corner away and struggled from then on.

"We stopped playing football and did not get the ball to the front three to cause them problems. It does not feel good.

"We did not keep the ball and I did think the free-kick and penalty decisions were soft to let them back in the game. We need to be better.

"The message at half-time was to keep going and they were going to give it a right go, they had nothing to lose and we could not cope with it. At least it is still in our hands to top the group."

Despite this disappointing result and, frankly, a disappointing group stage campaign, Liverpool are still on top of the group. It’s closer than they’d like, but a draw or a win against Spartak Moscow on December 6th would see them make it through to the Round of 16.