Just how did they find themselves desperately trying to force a victory late on, when the result for so long seemed so safe?
Wissam Ben Yedder is the man in form for Sevilla, having scored three goals in his last four games, and he is 7/1 to grab the opener on Wednesday.
Garcia said, "I think for Jurgen this has to be the season".
But Liverpool did take the lead in the 37th minute through Mohamed Salah, the Egypt worldwide winning the ball off Steven N'Zonzi just outside the area before seeing his shot deflect off the heel of Simon Kjaer's boot and leave goalkeeper Sergio Rico helpless.
"The bench thought I was responsible for his red card so they didn't like me too much but it's not a problem".
Sevilla beat Istanbul Başakşehir 4-3 on aggregate to reach this season's Champions League group stages.
In fact, Liverpool were riding a four-game winning streak prior to their Saturday loss against Manchester City.
The five-time winners continued to push forward and were rewarded as Mohamed Salah's strike looped in via a huge deflection off Simon Kjaer, but then Firmino, presented with the chance to give the home side breathing space, struck a penalty against the post.
"It was a decision made with the season in mind", Klopp said.
In hindsight, those words may be laughed at but Gerrard was bang on - we go again; we pick ourselves up from the Etihad ashes and put the sword to Sevilla. "You know that this team on their day can surprise you". It's not about this, it's kind of this being dominant and losing a little bit the grip on the game.
Le Tissier reckons Liverpool were right to keep Coutinho but does not think he will be at the club long-term. The opportunity to make a mark in the biggest competition of all, however, is Liverpool's motivation on Wednesday night.