UEFA Europa League final: Liverpool v Sevilla

Liverpool will face Sevilla in the 2016 UEFA Europa League final. Get the lowdown on the last two standing, their pedigree and what the history books tell us.

Jürgen Klopp could not hide his delight at Anfield on Thursday
Jürgen Klopp could not hide his delight at Anfield on Thursday ©Getty Images

The 2016 UEFA Europa League final lineup has been decided, with Liverpool taking on holders Sevilla at St. Jakob-Park, Basel on Wednesday 18 May, kicking off at 20.45CET.

The finalists and their predigree
Liverpool
Previous finals
1973 – W 3-2 v Mönchengladbach, on agg
1976 – W 4-3 v Club Brugge, on agg
2001 – W 5-4 v Alavés, aet; Dortmund

Highlights of how Liverpool reached the final
Highlights of how Liverpool reached the final

Other major honours (most recent win in brackets)
European Cup: 5 (2005)
UEFA Super Cup: 3 (2005)
League title: 18 (1990)
FA Cup: 7 (2006)
League Cup: 8 (2012)

Did you know?
Jürgen Klopp is bidding to become the sixth manager to lead Liverpool to a European title after Bill Shankley, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benítez.

Highlights of Sevilla's 2015 triumph
Highlights of Sevilla's 2015 triumph

Sevilla
Previous finals
2006 – W 4-0 v Middlesbrough; Eindhoven
2007 – W 3-1 on pens v Espanyol after 2-2 draw, aet; Glasgow
2014 – W 4-2 on pens v Benfica after 0-0 draw, aet; Turin
2015 – W 3-2 v Dnipro; Warsaw

Other major honours (most recent win in brackets)
• UEFA Super Cup: 1 (2006)
• Spanish title: 1 (1946)
• Spanish Cup: 5 (2010)

Did you know?
The Spanish side have won a record four UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League titles and are bidding for an unprecedented three in a row this season.

Facts about Liverpool v Sevilla

‘Crazy’ Liverpool win revisited
‘Crazy’ Liverpool win revisited
  • The teams have never met.
  • Between them the sides have lifted the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League seven times. The Reds are aiming to match Sevilla's competition record of four wins.
  • Liverpool's last UEFA Cup win in 2001 came against Spanish opponents, a remarkable 5-4 extra-time win against Deportivo Alavés in Dortmund. Sevilla had never won the competition back then, and were plying their trade in Spain's second tier.
  • Spain full-back Alberto Moreno came through the ranks at home-town club Sevilla, making 62 first-team appearances before joining Liverpool in 2014.
  • Victory for Sevilla would be a tenth UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League win for Spain, lifting them above Italy as the competition's most successful nation. Liverpool are bidding for England's eight triumph.
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