Sevilla withstood a Liverpool first half onslaught, scoring three unanswered second half goals to win the Europa League Final 3-1.
The Spanish have completely dominated Europe, with the last three Europa and Champions League Finals being won by a Spanish club.
Liverpool’s first half display was quite simply enthralling football.
Their supremacy in the midfield paid off in the 35th minute, as Daniel Sturridge found himself on the end of some great link-up play. The English international struck the ball clean on the outside of the foot, sending the Reds fans into hysteria.
Liverpool’s second half was like watching a totally different game. It was like someone had flicked the off switch.
The current champions Sevilla, came out in the second half like a raging bull, scoring in the first minute of play through Kevin Gameiro.
Liverpool were stagnant, despite some moments which resulted in some controversial handball appeals with referee Jonas Eriksson.
Sevilla fired again 20 minutes later, a superb strike by Andujar Coke on the edge of the box was no match for Mignolet in goals.
Coke wasn’t done yet, scoring another goal after seemingly being in an offside position. Luckily the ball came off a Liverpool player and the goal stood.
Once again, Liverpool have slipped up at the final hurdle, left standing in the rain whilst they watch Sevilla crowned champions for the third year running.
Belief has been instilled into Jurgen Klopp’s men, and perhaps the fans too.
Remember that Klopp hasn’t even completed a full season at Liverpool, cleaning up the mess Brendan Rodgers made for him after eight rounds in.
As for Sevilla, they must feel like they own this competition right now. Liverpool fans will once again ponder what could have been…
DELETED TWEET- JAMIE CARRAGHER
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