- Sevilla manager Eduardo Berizzo informed players at half-time against Liverpool that he has cancer
- La Liga side fought from 3-0 down to earn a 3-3 draw against Jurgen Klopp’s side
- Reds conceded stoppage-time equaliser
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Sevilla have released a statement confirming that manager Eduardo Berizzo has sadly been diagnosed with cancer.
This arrives after the La Liga side came back from 3-0 down at half-time to rescue a 3-3 draw with an injury-time equaliser in Tuesday’s Champions League Group E clash with Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s side shocked the home crowd with a breathtaking first-half attacking display, in which Sadio Mane’s header and two goals from Roberto Firmino had given the Reds a well-deserved lead.
Berizzo proceeded to inform his players of his news in his team talk during the interval, reports the Independent.
“Sevilla FC’s medical department has confirmed that First Team coach, Eduardo Berizzo, has been diagnosed with prostatic adenocarcinoma,” announced the official club website.
“Future medical tests will determine a course of treatment. Sevilla FC wants to show maximum support to its manager in these moments and wishes him a prompt recovery.”
Berizzo’s terrible news seemingly inspired his Sevilla players, who looked a completely different side in the second-half.
The hosts, who have been beaten only by Juventus in their last 25 home matches, upped the intensity and eventually conjured a remarkable turnaround.
Though they had plenty of help from some dreadful Liverpool defending, Sevilla snatched control of the game with a demonstration of sheer grit and determination. Qualities Klopp’s men struggled to match.
We wish Berizzo all the best on his recovery.