Despite this, they had to settle for a 2-2 draw, with Roberto Firmino's missed penalty and yet more poor defending proving costly, after goals from the Brazilian and Mohamed Salah. Sevilla are not an easy opponent, but with the amount of attacking quality the Reds have, they should be able to win at home.
However, a more detailed look at the opportunities themselves reveals Liverpool's undoing wasn't simply profligacy in front of goal, but willingness to shoot over big-chance creation costing them dear.
That was the moment that summed up Liverpool's night.
"In the first half, when we were winning and Liverpool were on the counter attack, I did something that wasn't right, I threw the ball away to waste time", said Berizzo.
Sevilla, on the other hand, may have only had five attempts all game - a figure dwarfed by Liverpool's efforts - but two of them were for forwards in the middle of the box with the goal at their mercy.
"The first one we don't know what Lovren was trying to do and for the second one we just fell asleep".
Lovren has found himself in and out of the side as Klopp searches for a reliable combination of central defenders.
"Emre I think this game today was the opposite". We are responsible for the very good parts in the game and also the not-so-good parts so you have to feel disappointed after a game like this.
After failing to make the most of their chances, the hosts were ultimately punished on 72 minutes, with Joaquin Correa producing a fine finish to level the scores. "We think we've done enough to win the game", said Henderson. The sides will be evenly matched, and the key of the game will be wether Steven N'zonzi can control the midfield talent Liverpool possesses. We need you in the squad, we want to push forward ourselves as a football club and get better and the only way we can do that is to keep our best players'. "All you can do is concentrate on your work and that's what I've done".