LIVERPOOL HELD TO 1–1 BY SPARTAK MOSCOW IN CHAMPIONS’ LEAGUE GROUP STAGE

Liverpool was held by Russian Side Spartak Moscow to a one all draw despite the fact the English side put up a dominating performance at the Otkrytiye Arena.

Fernando took a free kick caused by Philippe Coutinho which goal keeper Lloris Karius couldn’t stop at the 23 minutes before the Brazilian attacking midfielder later on leveled the scores eight minutes later.

The inclusion of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Coutinho all at the same time by Jurgen Klopp for the first time proved lethal unfortunately goals didn’t materialize.

Liverpool players celebrate Philipe Coutinho’s goal

Klopp describe the game in which the chances created with failure to score goals as crazy. He however appreciated the efforts of the players and saw no need to criticize. Speaking in post-match conference, this is what he said;

“To create all those chances and only score one goal feels average. It was a crazy game. What can I say? We created, created and created. Where is the real point for criticism? We tried with all we had. The effort was great.

Klopp who earlier on walked out of a pre-match press conference due to a question related to loving a player which he considered time wasting insisted his side has to be more clinical – 100%.

Spartak hardly was a threat to Liverpool as Massimo Carrera’s boys created countable chances however Karius could defended Liverpool better with a little bit of more attention paid to details.

The win means Liverpool extends their longest winless run in the champions League to seven games. They lost three and last won in September 2014 against Ludogorets.

The Kops will play Newcastle away from home in their next fixture before returning at Anfield to battle out with unstoppable Manchester United on 14th October.

Meanwhile Spartak Moscow will play their next champions league match against Sevilla on 17th October at the Otkrytiye Arena.

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