"They've done an outstanding job in the last few years," is Jürgen Klopp's comment on Sevilla as the 2016 UEFA Europa League finalists are rematched.
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- Liverpool meet Sevilla in repeat of 2016 UEFA Europa League final
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- Liverpool hoping to bounce back from 5-0 weekend loss
- Eduardo Berizzo: "We know it'll be a big task" for Sevilla
Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Robertson; Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Coutinho, Firmino, Mané.
Out: Lallana (thigh)
Doubtful: Salah (illness)
Sevilla: Rico; Mercado, Kjær, Pareja, Escudero; N'Zonzi; Jesús Navas, Ganso, Pizarro, Correa; Ben Yedder.
Out: Nolito (thigh), Geis (fitness)
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Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager
I expect a very strong Sevilla side. [Playing against teams like this] is what the Champions League is all about. They've done an outstanding job in the last few years. They have all our respect. They're a very strong side. We're aware of who we're about to face.
Eduardo Berizzo, Sevilla coach
We're growing as a team. We gained confidence against Eibar in our last league match and I'm looking for a repeat performance. We're humble, we know it'll be a big task for us, but we have a lot of confidence in our own abilities.
Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool
Sevilla 3-0 Eibar
Reporter's view: Matthew Howarth (@UEFAcomMattH)
Liverpool's impressive start to the campaign came to an abrupt end at Manchester City last weekend, but that 5-0 defeat has to be taken in context: The visitors were very much in the game until Sadio Mané’s 37th-minute red card, with Mané and Mohamed Salah wreaking havoc on the flanks in the first half. I'm expecting a re-energised display from Jürgen Klopp's side against Sevilla and – more importantly from the hosts' point of view – a winning start in Group E.
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Sevilla have never won in five trips to England (D2 L3). Read more in our extensive match background.