MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Tuesday, September 26, 2017: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first equalising goal with team-mate Sadio Mane during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Spartak Moscow and Liverpool at the Otkrytie Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Yet another missed opportunity”, “On we go” – Fans react to Spartak Moscow 1-1 Liverpool

Liverpool were once again frustrated despite producing a dominant display, held to a 1-1 draw away to Spartak Moscow in the Champions League.

Spartak Moscow 1-1 Liverpool

Champions League Group Stage, Otkrytiye Arena
September 26, 2017

Goals: Fernando 23′; Coutinho 31′

Jurgen Klopp made three changes to his side for their first away clash in this season’s Champions League, with Sadio Mane returning to join Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

But for all of their attacking might, the Reds were undone once again at the back, as Fernando sent a free-kick beyond Loris Karius to put Spartak ahead, with Emre Can poor in the buildup.

Coutinho levelled shortly after following an excellent one-two with Mane, but Liverpool were unable to find the opening for a winner in Moscow.

Here’s how supporters reacted to Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at the Otkrytiye Arena on social media and our forums.


Klopp’s lineup sparked positivity in the support…

“Wow. The four machines are ready to eat up Moscow’s team.”

Mohamed Masrawy on Facebook.


Fernando’s free-kick undermined a brilliant start…

“Damn. Was not needed to give that ball Can. Unnecessary we get into situations like these and concede. Bad from Karius as well.”

Incognito on the forums.

“So sick of hearing a commentator say ‘Liverpool should be up’ and ‘against the run of play’. Have to stop this.”

kiwiredman on the forums.


But Coutinho’s brilliant leveller eased the tension…

“Quality equaliser.”

cynicaloldgit on the forums.

“Beautiful one-two. It’s been coming. Great composure with the shot to not rush it”

StrongINTheAir on the forums.


The half-time verdict was mixed…

“Half time substitutions please. Can out Milner in. Firmino out Sturridge in.”

GTA_G20 on the forums.


Hopes faded with 15 minutes to play…

“Man, those guys suck. Packed in the box like sardines and flopping at every touch. Need to be careful of the sucker punch but we’ve been so much better than a draw would be disappointing despite it actually being a positive result.”

NYRhockey on the forums.


Sturridge missed a sitter late on…


And the final whistle blew for a frustrating stalemate…

“One point away isn’t too bad to be fair, at least it keeps us in the contest. But providing we can beat Maribor home and away, the game against Moscow at Anfield will be the final for second place. Sevilla will win the group hands down.”

Hope in your heart on the forums.

“How can they be so bad in a pretty easy group so far?”

Ahmed Hussain on the forums.

“20 shots and 1 goal. We really need to sort out our finishing and final 3rd pass!”

lfc.eddie on the forums.

“Terrible finishing. Squandering chances. Slow buildup. Toss.”

redyukka on the forums.

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