So it is obvious that Liverpool created the better of the chances, but just did not take them, and when you have a defence like Liverpool do, you can not afford to be missing such clearcut opportunities.
The Anfield crowd always create a special atmosphere on Champions League night's so I'm expecting Liverpool to be up for this. For all the changes in the Andalusian team and dug-out since defeating Liverpool in the 2016 Europa League final, however, they remain a team with genuine European pedigree.
It was Roberto Firmino, though, that would level up on 21 minutes.
Joaquin Correa equalised with 20 minutes to go and even a returning Philippe Coutinho couldn't find a victor for the home side. Roberto Firmino equalised after a fine move involving Alberto Moreno, and the turnaround was completed soon after when Mohamed Salah's deflected shot found the net.
Liverpool continued to press the visitors after the restart and, after Berizzo's dismissal, a Georginio Wijnaldum shot was well saved by the unsighted Rico through a crowded penalty area. In the last five matches of Sevilla FC has won three matches and two matches ended in a draw.
5' - GOAL! Liverpool 0-1 Sevilla.
The Merseysiders dominated and should have gone in at the break with a two-goal cushion, but Firmino saw his spot kick come back off the post.
We predict this to be a high-scoring game, and we are going for more than 2.5 goals in the game as our prediction.
"Liverpool missing that penalty helped put us back in the game, (Pablo) Sarabia coming on helped us hold the ball and we played with much more order in the second half", he told reporters.
Up stepped Firmino, but he was denied by the woodwork, his shot beating the goalkeeper but striking the post and flying away to safety. That performance from Sevilla really bore no resemblance to all the things which they are good at - and which brought them this far via their Liga campaign last season and subsequent play-off.
Eduardo Berizzo was understandably frustrated with the way his side had lost their lead, but gave the referee a simply decision by twice throwing the ball away from Liverpool players looking to take a throw.
That sparked the introduction of Philippe Coutinho, who must have been delighted by the rousing reception he got from Liverpool fans.