Welcome to our live coverage of tonight's Europa League final in Basel where Liverpool are taking on Sevilla.
- The match kicks off at 7.45pm
- Liverpool last contested a European cup final in 2007 - in which AC Milan beat them to the Champions League. The last time they won a European trophy was two years prior when they beat AC Milan in Istanbul
- Jurgen Klopp is taking charge of his second final as Liverpool manager having lost the League Cup to Man City earlier this year
- Sevilla are bidding to win the Europa League for a record third straight year
- The Spanish side finished seventh in La Liga
- The winner will go straight into the group stage of the Champions League next season
Follow the latest news and build up below...
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of tonight's Europa League final in which Liverpool take on Spanish side Sevilla.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm tonight - but there's lots to keep you occupied until then. We'll bring you all the build-up news you need, select the best pictures of fans descending on Basel and give you a flavour of the mood on social media...
Liverpool fans have descended on Basel in huge numbers
Marathon man Klopp ready to keep Reds rampant till the endThe IndependentIf the highs become too high and the lows are too low, it is the job that chews you up and spits you out. “The fella that leaves is not the same fella that arrives,” says Jamie Carragher when asked about how taking on the role of Liverpool manager changes a person. Perhaps, then, the trait in Jürgen Klopp’s that enables him to balance victory and defeat and treat them as the same imposter will end up defining him.
Unheralded Milner content to take background roleThe IndependentThe perception of James Milner is that he is a Yorkshire puritan; he whose industry in his work is of Stakhanovite proportions; he who can just get on with it and does not speak of his sacrifice or pain with any emotion whatsoever. And yet, when you listen to him talk about his three cup finals at Manchester City where in two of them he was unused and in another he came off the substitutes bench, you realise his frustration and why he chose to join Liverpool when he easily could have stayed.
Steven Gerrard believes a golden era could be about to arrive at LiverpoolThe IndependentSteven Gerrard has warned Liverpool that they should do everything to capitalise on their success if they beat Sevilla in Wednesday night’s Europa League final. The 35-year-old midfielder left Anfield last summer after a 17-year-long spell with his boyhood club, during which he won and scored in both the 2001 Uefa Cup final and the 2005 Champions League final, captaining his side in the latter.
The eerie similarities between Liverpool's current season and IstanbulThe IndependentSuperstitious Liverpool supporters may have been wondering whether they put on the right pair of socks, got out of the correct side of bed and whether they saw one magpie or two and this morning, with just hours until Jürgen Klopp’s side take on Sevilla in this year’s Europa League final. It can turn your stomach, this biding of time before kick-off, just as it did to a Liverpool-supporting substitute teacher of mine 11 years ago who, on the morning of the 2005 Champions League final, threw up in a tutor room bin.
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