Sevilla had got off lightly when Liverpool twice saw penalty appeals waved away – defender Daniel Carrico handling twice in the area – but the Spaniards were a different team after the interval.
Gameiro had come close with a speculative overhead kick in the opening half and he made no mistake with an easy tap-in after right-back Mariano Ferreiro pounced on a poor clearance from Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno seconds after the restart to power unchallenged down the right.
It brought an expletive-tainted reaction on Twitter from retired Liverpool great Jamie Carragher, who said: “Jurgen, transfer committee, anyone sign a f*****g left-back.”
The unwelcome irony for Reds fans is that Liverpool signed Moreno from Sevilla in 2014 for 12 million pounds (euros).
Klopp admitted: “Their first goal was a big influence on our game. We lost faith in our style of play, we lost our formation, (we were) not compact any more, but we’ve had this problem before.”
Kolodziejczak said the leveller changed their whole outlook.
“It gave us a huge boost and helped us to relax. And when we get relaxed, we can beat anyone,” he added.
“But we knew between ourselves that we were technically and tactically superior.”
Liverpool’s confidence sunk and when Banega dribbled through an inefficient Reds defence, Coke pounced to ram the ball past goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from 20 yards.
It took several minutes for officials to finally decide whether Coke’s second was valid, but it will take Liverpool’s fans much longer to get over what was a poor second half display.
Despite his comments, Kolodziejczak has not ruled out a move to England.
“Everyone dreams about playing there. Maybe sometime in the future career,” he added. “I’ve never played in England, but it’s only Spanish teams winning the European Cups now.
“The Spanish League is the best in the world.”
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