Sevilla retained their Europa League crown for a third year in a row last night as they beat a lackluster Liverpool 3-1 in Basel.
The Europa League is one of the premier competitions in Europe, yet in England it is greeted with disgruntled clubs who see the competition as no more than a distraction to their domestic priorities, but now the tide is shifting.
Tens of thousands of fans both with and without tickets will travel to Switzerland for the final and there is plenty of useful information here to help you get the best out of your trip to Basel.
Jurgen Klopp has led Liverpool to their first European final since 2007 after another memorable night at Anfield. Liverpool beat Villarreal 3-0 to book their place in the final against Sevilla in Basle after overturning their one goal deficit from the first leg in Spain.
Liverpool were dealt a blow to their Europa League credentials after a 1-0 defeat to Villarreal at the El Madrigal in the first leg of their semi-final last night. A stoppage time Adrian Lopez strike was a cruel ending for Jurgen Klopp and his men who until the 91st minute appeared to be taking a goalless draw back to Anfield.
Liverpool: The Merseysiders are many people’s favourites to win the competition following their dramatic victory against Borussia Dortmund as fans love for their charismatic manager Jurgen Klopp grows. Liverpool will have their tails up and will be brimming with confidence after their dramatic late comeback ensured their passage into the semi final as they remain unbeaten in their twelve matches in the competition.
Europa League contenders Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund will lock horns at Anfield for their second leg with the tie level at 1-1. Jurgen Klopp will be looking to knock his former side out of the competition and continue his quest for European glory in his first campaign in English football.