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Nevin convinced Liverpool mentally damaged ahead of Chelsea showdown

Chelsea hero Pat Nevin believes Liverpool could be hit psychologically after their collapse against Sevilla last night.

Liverpool allowed Sevilla to secure a 3-3 draw in their Champions League tie having gone into halftime 3-0 up.

The Reds host Chelsea on Saturday afternoon in the late kick-off.

And Nevin thinks last night's nightmare second-half could have a lasting effect on Jurgen Klopp's side.

“That's going to be a hard one to take," he said on Radio 5 Live.

“On top of that they were so close (to qualifying) that's going to have a psychological effect as well.

“If you're at Anfield and you're playing against Spartak and you're 1-0 up with five minutes to go or you're drawing 0-0, you'll still be panicking because you know what's happened in this group.

“So they have to make sure that psychological blip doesn't happen."

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