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The Arsenal playmaker has been unable to match the Liverpool striker's spectacular curling effort against Sevilla at St Jakob Park in Basel

On May 18, Liverpool were looking for a spark of inspiration from somewhere in their Europa League final clash with Sevilla.

Daniel Sturridge was the man to provide it, with the England international curling home a spectacular strike that put the Reds in front on the evening.

In the 35th minute, he collected the ball just inside the box and flicked a stunning effort around the outstretched arms of David Soria with the outside of his boot.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side were unable to hold on, as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat, but they had produced a moment of magic to match the occasion.

Anyone attempting to replicate Sturridge’s goal would need to boast exceptional technical ability and a sweet left foot.

Step forward Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.

To be fair to the Germany international, he gives the challenge of matching Sturridge a good go.

Some smart goalkeeping denies him first time around, while another effort dips fractionally over the crossbar.

He was, however, unable to produce a carbon copy, which just goes to show how special the original really was.