LIVERPOOL star Philippe Coutinho has urged his team-mates to learn from Sevilla’s Champions League comeback.
Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is still being linked with a move away from Anfield
Jurgen Klopp’s side were humiliated on Tuesday as they surrendered a three-goal lead to come away from Spain with a point.
And Coutinho, who handed in a transfer request during the summer, insists his side must stay focused if they want to succeed this season.
“It wasn’t a good result, we almost felt like we do after a defeat," he said.
"We had a great first half and then in the second half we let everything unravel and so we were all feeling very frustrated.
PHILIPPE COUTINHO scored for Brazil last night as Liverpool brace themselves for more Barcelona interest.
“We have to stay awake all the time, 100 per cent. ”
"We have to stay awake all the time, 100 per cent. I think that the first half, the way we went into the game, we have to go into the second half [like that] too.
"And I think all of the players, we all switched off a little bit and we thought that at 3-0 it was going to be a little bit difficult for the opposition [to come back].
"That’s what happens sometimes when you play football.
"If you had offered us a draw [before the game] that would have been fine and [felt] better than the way the game went.
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"The problem is that we were 3-0 up and playing with great intensity and had a result that was going to be great but then they drew level and that frustrated us.
"But really, it’s a point for us and we are still top of the group, so it was an important point."
The draw leaves Liverpool top of Group E, needing a point in their final game against Spartak Moscow to guarantee a place in the knockout stage.
The Reds are back in Premier League action tomorrow evening as they host Chelsea.