Liverpool vs Sevilla player ratings: Was Alberto Moreno the only one to blame for Europa League final heartbreak?

We take a look at how the Liverpool player's performed in their 3-1 defeat in Basel 

Simon Rice@simonrice
Thursday 19 May 2016 08:15
Alberto Moreno
Alberto Moreno

Liverpool were defeated in the Europa League final 3-1 by Sevilla in a game which was made for the cliche 'a game of two halves'.

The Premier League side were much the better in the first half, with Daniel Sturridge putting them ahead with a beautiful finish curled in with the outside of his left boot.

But they failed to increase their advantage againt their Spanish opposition and paid the price.

Sevilla, who failed to muster a single shot on target in the first period, scored after just 16 seconds of the second and were on top after that.

Kevin Gameiro got the equaliser before Coke scored a brace to ensure Sevilla lifted the Europa League trophy for a record third straight year.

With it they denied Liverpool a place in next season's Champions League.

So who was most to blame for Liverpool's defeat in Basel? We take a look at how the individual players performed...

Who was your man of the match? Let us know in the comments below.

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