A change in mentality was key to Sevilla's comeback in its Europa League final win over Liverpool, coach Unai Emery has said.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Sevilla's Europa League success means La Liga will mark a continental double for the third straight season, and the stats show almost total domination over the last 15 years
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has vowed to come back stronger after Sevilla ended the club's dreams in the Europa League.
The Reds were authoritative in the first half against Sevilla but never recovered after Kevin Gameiro scored early in the second period, losing their belief and shape.
Liverpool has only itself to blame - not the officials - for its Europa League final loss to Sevilla, James Milner has said.
The Andalusians claimed their third successive Europa League crown on Wednesday in Basel — but the time has now come for the club to challenge in the Champions League as well.
Pictures from the Europa League final in Basel where Sevilla claimed its third successive title with a 3-1 victory over Liverpool.
The ex-Liverpool defender tweeted, then quickly deleted a message of frustration toward the Reds' left back.
The left back has been criticized for his display in Wednesday's final as his woeful defensive mistakes gifted numerous chances to Sevilla.
Unai Emery's side comes from behind to secure a third successive Europa League title on the back of three second-half goals, one from Kevin Gameiro and a brace from Coke.
Jurgen Klopp was left lamenting yet another final reverse as the Madrid-born midfielder put the Reds to the sword after the interval, with Gameiro also on target
The Reds are boosted by the return of the Belgian striker and the skipper to the bench as they look to match Sevilla's competition record of four triumphs.
The club's former captain has urged the Reds to claim European glory as they prepare for their showdown against Unai Emery's side in Basel on Wednesday night.
Ahead of the Reds' clash with Sevilla in the Europa League final on Wednesday night, Goal looks back at their long and illustrious history in continental competition
The 48-year-old was convinced the Reds could rescue a broken season under his tutelage, and seven months later, he has the chance to return them to the Champions League.
The 23-year-old enjoyed a clean sweep at the club's awards ceremony, but he now has the chance to win a first trophy with the Reds in the Europa League final.
It's win or bust for Liverpool if the club wants continental football next season, while Sevilla at least has a fallback option if it loses.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Liverpool is one game away from its first European title in over a decade.
Unai Emery expects a tight final between Sevilla and Liverpool as his side aims to win an historic third consecutive Europa League title.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp does not believe his record in finals will be a factor in Wednesday's Europa League clash with Sevilla in Basel.