Liverpool captain admits his team-mates let themselves down

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson admits his team-mates let themselves down by throwing away a tangible victory at Sevilla to squander the chance of early Champions League progression.

And his fellow midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum said their second-half collapse, which saw them concede three goals to draw 3-3, is “not a good sign” ahead of Saturday’s visit of Chelsea.

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Both are right but what they, as a collective, are able to do about it remains to be seen.

The plummet from delight to despair in the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan was a crushing one for the players and manager Jurgen Klopp may have to consider their mental, as well as physical, well-being when he makes his selection for the visit of Antonio Conte’s side.