Liverpool lost their second cup final of the season on Wednesday thanks to Sevilla's remarkable resurgence in the second half. TheHardTackle draws seven conclusions from an eventful night in Basel.
Alberto Moreno bore the brunt of the abuse on Twitter as Liverpool lost out on a ninth European crown and UEFA Champions League football for next season following a second-half capitulation against Sevilla.
Sevilla captain Jorge Andújar "Coke" Moreno's brace in an exhilarating second half performance from Unai Emery's men helped the Spanish side land their third consecutive Europa League trophy with victory over Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.
Sevilla ultimately triumphed in a game of two halves against Liverpool on Wednesday, with the Spanish side winning a record third consecutive UEFA Europa League title.
Liverpool and Sevilla have both finished outside the European spots in their respective leagues this year. Tomorrow's battle at St. Jakob-Park in Basel, then, takes on added significance with a spot in the UEFA Champions League at stake.
The fabled European night at Anfield played backdrop to yet another comeback victory for Liverpool; this time over Villarreal; as the Merseysiders coasted through to a first European final in nine years. We now look back on some of the Reds' most memorable continental finals as they get set to lock horns with Sevilla on May 18th at the St.Jakob-Park in Basel.
Villarreal boss Marcelino Garcia Toral believes the atmosphere at Anfield will do little to intimidate his players stating that the electric atmosphere will instead serve as an inspiration for them to perform at the highest level.
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool travel to Wales to fulfill Premier League commitments, but they'll have half a mind on Villarreal's visit to Anfield for the crucial 2nd leg of the Europa League semifinals.
In the eventuality of Liverpool and Manchester City both securing the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League titles respectively, a fourth place finish in the English Premier League could consign the respective side to a Europa League spot for the 2016/17 season.
Post match reactions of both managers as they reflect on the result and the next leg. Klopp speaks about his emotional homecoming.