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Jordan Henderson: Don’t blame defence for Liverpool’s Sevilla collapse

• ‘We let ourselves down … we stopped playing,’ says Liverpool captain
• Henderson blames failure to maintain supply line to Mané, Firmino and Salah

Jordan Henderson has insisted Liverpool’s defending was not the principal cause of their alarming collapse against Sevilla but conceded Jürgen Klopp’s team “let themselves down” in the Champions League.

Liverpool missed the chance to qualify for the knockout stage as group winners with a game to spare after squandering a three-goal interval lead in Andalusia on Tuesday. Alberto Moreno was withdrawn against his former club having erred for Sevilla’s first two goals, scored by Wissam Ben Yedder, while Guido Pizarro equalised in the 93rd minute when Liverpool failed to clear a corner.

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The Guardian

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