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Published 13/05/2016

Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Liverpool reach the Europa League Final winning 3-1 on aggregate. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Liverpool reach the Europa League Final winning 3-1 on aggregate. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Liverpool's English midfielder Adam Lallana (L) celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp gestures after a 3-0 victory during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Adam Lallana of Liverpool (C) scores their third goal past goalkeeper Alphonse Areola of Villarreal during the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool shakes hands with Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool as he is substituted during the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action as Villarreal goalkeeper Alphonse Areola dives during the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool and assistant coach Zeljko Buvac (R) shout during the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Adam Lallana of Liverpool (3R) celebrates with team mates and fans as he scores their third goal during the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (C) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (L) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Marcelino Garcia Toral head coach of Villarreal reacts during the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (C) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Marcelino Garcia Toral head coach of Villarreal reacts during the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (R) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (Top R) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (2nd L) speaks with Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (L) during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English midfielder Adam Lallana (R) challenges Villarreal's French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool fans hold up a banner about the Hillsborough disaster during the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (2nd R) celebrates after an own goal from Villarreal's midfielder Bruno Soriano during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool players celebrate their first goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) speaks with Villarreal's coach Marcelino Garcia Toral during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (R) vies for the ball against Villarreal's Argentinian defender Mateo Musacchio during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) celebrates his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's players celebrate their first goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (centre) and Roberto Firmino (11) celebrate after Villareal's Bruno (left) scores an own-goal during the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Villareal's Mateo Musacchio and Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho (right) battle for the ball during the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool andMarcelino Garcia Toral head coach of Villarreal argue during the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: James Milner of Liverpool jumps for the ball during the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Adam Lallana of Liverpool and Denis Suarez of Villarreal battle for the ball during the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (4th L) strikes the ball towards the goal which makes contact with Villarreal's midfielder Bruno Soriano to score an own goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Bruno of Villarreal scores an own goal for their first goal during the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Bruno of Villarreal scores an own goal for their first goal during the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: A banner reading '27 years too late' is held prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Banners and flags are waved on The Kop prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
The Liverpool squad are pictured ahead of the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Banners and flags are waved on The Kop prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Liverpool fans show their support prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
The Villarreal team pose for a picture ahead of the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
The Villarreal squad warm up before the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool talks during the warm up prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Liverpool fans show their support in the streets prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
Liverpool fans light flares and surround the Villarreal team bus prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. PA
Liverpool fans Climb scaffolding prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool fans light flares and surround the Villarreal team bus prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
The Liverpool team bus arrives ahead of the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool fans show their support in the streets prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool fans show their support in the streets prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool fans show their support in the streets prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool fans show their support in the streets prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool fans Climb scaffolding prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool fans light flares and surround the Villarreal team bus prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
The Villareal team bus arrives ahead of the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool fans light flares and surround the Villarreal team bus prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool fans light flares and surround the Villarreal team bus prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool fans light flares and surround the Villarreal team bus prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
The Liverpool team bus arrives ahead of the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool fans light flares in streets prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool fans light flares in streets prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool fans light flares in streets prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
The Villarreal team bus arrives ahead of the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool fans light flares in streets prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool fans light flares in streets prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool fans light flares in streets prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool fans line the streets prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool fans line the streets prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
A woman waits in her house for the Liverpool team bus to arrive ahead of the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool fans line the streets prior to the UEFA Europa League, Semi Final, Second Leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (2nd L) arrives at the stadium ahead of the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge arrives at the stadium ahead of the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Villarreal's coach Marcelino Garcia Toral arrives at the stadium ahead of the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Villarreal fans are pictured before the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Villarreal fans are pictured before the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Villarreal fans are pictured before the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Villarreal fans are pictured before the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Fans wait outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Programmes for sale prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: A fan holds a flag reading 'We climbed the hill in our own way' outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Programmes for sale prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: A thank you message is seen in a Hillsborough Justice Campaign office window prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Pin badges for sale prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Fans walk past a Hillsborough Justice Campaign office prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Programmes for sale prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
A fan takes a photograph as fresh tributes adorn the Hillsborough Memorial outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
A fan takes a photograph as fresh tributes adorn the Hillsborough Memorial outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Fresh tributes adorn the Hillsborough Memorial outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Fresh tributes adorn the Hillsborough Memorial outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Danny Ward of Liverpool smiles during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Martin Skrtel of Liverpool warms up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Emre Can of Liverpool looks on during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Danny Ings of Liverpool warms up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Danny Ings of Liverpool warms up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool gestures during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool warms up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: James Milner (2ndL) of Liverpool warms up with Danny Ings (L) during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Liverpool players warm up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Kolo Toure of Liverpool warms up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Kolo Toure of Liverpool warms up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Christian Benteke of Liverpool stretches during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Kolo Toure of Liverpool warms up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Kolo Toure of Liverpool warms up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Kolo Toure of Liverpool warms up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Emre Can of Liverpool juggles the ball during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool warms up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool gestures during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool gestures during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Jordon Ibe (L) and Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool warm up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Jordon Ibe (L) and Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool warm up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Martin Skrtel of Liverpool warms up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Martin Skrtel of Liverpool warms up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Liverpool players warm up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: James Milner (L) of Liverpool warms up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: James Milner (C) of Liverpool warms up with Danny Ings (L) during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Dejan Lovren of Liverpool laughs as he warms up with Christian Benteke (R) during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg match against Villarreal at Melwood Training Ground on May 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)

Of all possible outcomes in the Liverpool v Sevilla Europa League final, a straightforward victory for Jurgen Klopp's Reds seems the most unlikely.

The word 'drama' has been virtually entwined with the Reds' European exploits, and the last month has only served to underline that.

Klopp summoned the spirit of Istanbul - when Liverpool famously came back from 3-0 down at half-time to win the 2005 Champions League against AC Milan - as he stirred his players into a rousing second-half comeback against his former club Borussia Dortmund, which saw their quarter-final settled by a stoppage-time winner.

That performance instilled a belief within the side which then saw them reverse a 1-0 semi-final deficit against the usually disciplined Villarreal.

Now, with the club standing on the verge of their first European trophy for 11 years, Klopp will again rally his troops, who have responded to his methods since he arrived in mid-October as a replacement for the sacked Brendan Rodgers.

Most crucially, he has made them believe again. Since their Premier League title near-miss under Rodgers, confidence gradually ebbed away to a point where some performances appeared to be just an exercise in going through the motions.

Klopp's arrival injected a new vigour, not only because players felt the need to impress the new man but because everything he does is about intensity and exuding an air of confidence.

That has been particularly reflected in their run to the Europa League final, where he has picked strong teams and backed his players to overcome every obstacle - most impressively beating Dortmund from 4-2 down on aggregate with 24 minutes to go.

The manager has been largely consistent in his selection to the point where it is probably possible to name nine or 10 of his starting line-up for the Basle showpiece against Sevilla on Wednesday, fitness-permitting.

His biggest decision will be whether to start striker Daniel Sturridge or opt for the harder running of Roberto Firmino as a false nine.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Dejan Lovren (second from left) scores his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (3L) scores the winning goal during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's players celebrate their fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. PA
Liverpool players celebrate after winning the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Liverpool players celebrat after winning the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren (left) after the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (L) celebrates with Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp after winning during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (R) celebrates after scoring the winning goal during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho (C) celebrates with Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi (L) and Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho after scoring during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after winning the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's third goal with Dejan Lovren during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho (R) celebrates with Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (C) after scoring during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates his side's third goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates his side's third goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates his side's third goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Divock Origi (L) of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's opening goal with Adam Lallana during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) talks with Dortmund's head coach Thomas Tuchel during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (not pictured) scores past Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller (C) during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (R) celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (right) during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund fans wave flags during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates his side's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Liverpool fans sing during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Divock Origi heads at goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: A general view showing Liverpool fans flying flags and banners during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish looks on during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool players observe a minutes silence for the Hillsborough disaster before the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool shoots past Lukasz Piszczek of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Liverpool players and the fans observe a minutes silence for the Hillsborough disaster as the crowd spell out ninety six before the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Borussia Dortmund fans cheer during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Gonzalo Castro of Borussia Dortmund goes past Emre Can of Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his team's second goal with team mates during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Borussia Dortmund fans cheer during the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: The Liverpool team pose during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: The Dortmund team pose during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
The team's stand for a minute's silence during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) looks on as a huge banner is unfurled before the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Borussia Dortmund fans wave flags before the UEFA Europa league quarter-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on April 14, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp arrives at the ground in front of the Borussia Dortmund fans section before the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
The match programme is displayed prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge arrives at the ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Fans play Table Football prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Emre Can arrives at the ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Fans play Table Football prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo arrives at the ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Dortmund and Liverpool fans gather outside the ground prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho arrives at the ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
A Dortmund fan poses outside the ground prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson arrives at the ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: A merchandise seller displays the match scarf prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Fans walk outside the ground prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Dortmund fans gather outside the ground prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: A Dortmund fan poses outside the ground prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Fans walk outside the ground prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Jurgen Klopp masks are sold on a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: A merchandise seller displays the match scarf prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Fans gather by a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: A general view inside the ground as stewards are given a briefing prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: A T-Shirt displaying an image of Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool is sold on a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: A merchandise seller holds match scarves prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Fans gather by merchandise stalls prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Fans gather by a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Fans gather by a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Match scarves displaying an image of Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool are sold on a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Joe Allen during a training session at Melwood Training Ground, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 13, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Borussia Dortmund (c) and Shinji Kagawa of Borussia Dortmund (r) lead the team in a warm up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan (left) and Marcel Schmelze during a training session at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 13, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund looks on during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel during a press conference at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 13, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Gonzalo Castro of Borussia Dortmund looks on during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund controls the ball during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Thomas Tuchel, Head Coach of Borussia Dortmund talks to his players during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Borussia Dortmund stretches during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Shinji Kagawa of Borussia Dortmund controls the ball during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: The Borussia Dortmund players warm up during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 13, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel during a press confrence at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 13, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel speaks to his players during a training session at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 13, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel during a press conference at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 13, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi (L) and Dortmund's Greek defender Sokratis vie for the ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's Polish defender Lukasz Piszczek (C) and Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi (L) vie for the ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's Polish defender Lukasz Piszczek plays the ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's Greek defender Sokratis (C) is shown the yellow card by Spanish referee Roberto Alonso after a fool on Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi (L) during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's head coach Thomas Tuchel (L) shouts from the sidelines during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp (L) and Liverpool's Serbian assistant manager Zeljko Buvac react from the sidelines during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's Polish defender Lukasz Piszczek (R) and Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi vie for the ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's defender Mats Hummels (R) scores the 1-1 equalizer during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund (L) celebrates with Nuri Sahin as he scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Dortmund's defender Mats Hummels (2nd L) scores the 1-1 equalizer during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi (L) and Dortmund's defender Mats Hummels vie for the ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund (C) beats goalkeeper Simon Mignolet of Liverpool to score their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi (2nd L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with his team-mates during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 201. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi (2nd L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with his team-mates during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Serbian assistant manager Zeljko Buvac and Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp speak with Liverpool's German midfielder Emre Can (R) during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Divock Origi of Liverpool scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Divock Origi of Liverpool scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Divock Origi of Liverpool scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Divock Origi of Liverpool scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp (2nd L) speaks with his players during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool is given treatment during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Dortmund's defender Mats Hummels heads the ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller (R) argues with Spanish referee Roberto Alonso during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Referee Carlos Velasco Carballo shows a yellow card to Roman Weidenfeller of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller argues with Spanish referee Roberto Alonso during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp (L) reacts during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Borussia Dortmund fans light a flare during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Divock Origi of Liverpool is tackled by Lukasz Piszczek of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Adam Lallana and Borussia Dortmund's Gonzalo Castro (right) battle for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, First Leg match at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Thomas Tuchel manager of Borussia Dortmund and Jurgen Klopp (L) manager of Liverpool look on from the touchline during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Dortmund's defender Marcel Schmelzer (L) has a change against Liverpool's Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's midfielder Sven Bender (L) and Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren vie for the ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images
Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool make their way out for the start of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, First Leg match at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool is challenged by Eric Durm of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Liverpool line up prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (C) clashes with Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's English defender Nathaniel Clyne (R) and Dortmund's defender Marcel Schmelzer vie for tha ball during the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp (L) greets Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke prior to the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's fans show a banner featuring their side's German head coach Jurgen Klopp prior to the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller warms up pitch prior to the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's players including German midfielder Emre Can (C) come on to the pitch prior to the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: CEO of Borussia Dortmund Hans-Joachim Watzke (L) and Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool embrace prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Dortmund's players warm up before the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund scarves on sale outside the ground before the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, First Leg match at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp follows the warm up prior to the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp (L) greets Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke prior to the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German head coach Jurgen Klopp follows the warm up prior to the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC in Dortmund, western Germany on April 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's coach Jurgen Klopp , center, is surrounded by fans as he arrives for a news conference in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. ( Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)
A general view of the stadium before the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, First Leg match at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Dortmund. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Scarves are displayed for sale outside the stadium before the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Scarves are displayed for sale outside the stadium before the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Scarves are displayed for sale outside the stadium before the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Adam Lallana, right, attends a training session in the Dortmund stadium prior the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp talks to the media during a press conference prior to the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp arrives at the Dortmund stadium for a press conference prior the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool players exercise during a training session in the Dortmund stadium prior to the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool's Jordon Ibe, Daniel Sturridge, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, from left, exercise during a training session in the Dortmund stadium prior to the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp watches the media during a press conference prior to the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp smiles during a press conference prior to the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp smiles during a press conference prior to the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp smiles during a press conference prior to the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
DORTMUND, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA - APRIL 06: (L-R) Assistant coach Zeljko Buvac, assistant coach Peter Krawietz and head coach Juergen Klopp attend the Liverpool FC training session prior to the UEFA Europa League match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC at Signal Iduna Park on April 6, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA - APRIL 06: (L-R) Roberto Firmino and Jordan Henderson attend the Liverpool FC training session prior to the UEFA Europa League match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC at Signal Iduna Park on April 6, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool´s goalkeeper Simon Mignolet warms up at a training session n the eve of the UEFA Europe League quarter-final, first-leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs FC Liverpool in Brackel near Dortmund, western Germany on April 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZPATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images

Klopp will also have to have a plan for Sevilla striker Kevin Gameiro - coincidentally a one-time target for Rodgers - who has scored eight goals in just 585 minutes of action since the Spanish club dropped into the competition from the Champions League.

Gameiro is the Europa League's fourth-highest scorer this season, but Liverpool have already faced two of the three ahead of him in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Cedric Bakambu and managed to keep them down to just one goal between them in 347 minutes of pitch time.

The 29-year-old Frenchman spearheads Sevilla's bid to become the first team to win the trophy for a third successive season following back-to-back final victories over Benfica and Dnipro.

Much could depend on how well Unai Emery's side travel, as their much-quoted away record is woeful this term.

In 25 away matches in all competitions, they have recorded just one victory - and even that was in their own country against Athletic Bilbao in the quarter-finals last month.

The St Jakob-Park stadium will be dominated by Liverpool fans, with the numbers making the trip to Switzerland well in excess of their 10,000 ticket allocation, so it is likely to feel more like a home game for the Reds.

While it is over 600 miles back to Merseyside, the fans ensure the Anfield atmosphere does travel well.

The drama is an associated by-product.

Mignolet urges Liverpool to learn from Chelsea clash

Simon Mignolet believes Liverpool can take a lot from a battling draw with Chelsea as they look ahead to next week's Europa League final.

Christian Benteke scored a last-gasp equaliser as the Reds snatched a 1-1 draw against the Londoners in a relatively unimportant Barclays Premier League clash at Anfield on Wednesday.

Goalkeeper Mignolet thinks lessons can be learned after Liverpool let their intensity drop following a bright start and confidence can be gained from how they fought back.

Liverpool have just one more game, Sunday's trip to West Brom, before attention can fully switch to next Wednesday's clash with Sevilla in Basle.

Mignolet said: "You just want to go into the final with confidence and the only way to do that is by putting in performances.

"I think the biggest message this shows is that if you don't start well, or play how we played in the first half, we can get into trouble.

"That is maybe the best message we could have and take forward. We have to be 100 per cent focused and ready, play like we played the last minutes and first minutes of the game - not the last 15 minutes of the first half.

"But we never give up - something the gaffer always talks about. It doesn't look like any coincidence any more, that we score in the late stages. We have to keep that going. We have to show that mentality to never be beaten."

After creating some early chances, Liverpool allowed Chelsea to take charge and the visitors went ahead with a stunning solo goal from Eden Hazard after 32 minutes.

Hazard, who has had a quiet season, was back to his brilliant best and dominated the game. His goal came after a mazy dribble and was finished expertly from just inside the box.

Chelsea had a number of chances to add to that lead but were unable to beat Mignolet. Liverpool's stronger finish then earned a reward when Sheyi Ojo crossed and fellow substitute Benteke capitalised on an Asmir Begovic error to equalise.

Mignolet said: "I had to make a few saves and I am pleased we stayed in the game. It is always important to make an equaliser late in the game.

"If we had scored a bit earlier maybe we could have won the game but Chelsea had chances in the second half and it could have been out of sight. This still gives us a chance of finishing sixth."

Liverpool remain eighth and will need to win at The Hawthorns and hope for other results to go their way to climb to sixth.

The priority, however, will be the Europa League and Mignolet hopes the disappointment of losing the Capital One Cup final in February provides a spur.

The 28-year-old said: "I remember Kolo (Toure) saying after the game sometimes you have to lose a final to know how it feels.

"We don't want to go through that again. Sevilla are a really good side, they have got the experience in this competition, have won it many times and gone far in it. It is going to be a tough game, but a final is a final and you never know what might happen."

Talking points

We look at some of the issues surrounding the game.

THE OLD DANIEL STURRIDGE CONUNDRUM

Despite his obvious quality and return to fitness when it comes to big match-day decisions Sturridge always seems to be top of the list.

While his finishing is not in question if Jurgen Klopp wants to set the tone in terms of high-intensity pressing he prefers Roberto Firmino in a false nine position with Divock Origi still injured.

It would be a big call to leave Sturridge out of the starting line-up but one the Reds boss is not afraid of making.

LIVERPOOL'S EVEN OLDER DEFENSIVE FRAILTY ISSUE

Set-pieces have been Liverpool's regular downfall and they do allow their opponents chances so it would be unwise to back a clean sheet against a Sevilla side who have scored 14 goals in their eight Europa League ties.

However, things have tightened up in recent weeks with Dejan Lovren growing in stature.

THE RED'S BIG-GAME MENTALITY COURTESY OF KLOPP

Their league form may still be inconsistent but when the occasion demands it more often than not under Klopp Liverpool have delivered.

When it came to the crunch in their must-win quarter and semi-finals the players delivered, also knocking out arch-rivals Manchester United along the way, and they only lost the Capital Cup final to Manchester City on penalties having fought back to score a late equaliser.

SEVILLA'S TRAVEL SICKNESS

Somewhat bizarrely for a team in Spain's top seven Sevilla's record on the road is woeful. In 25 away matches in all competitions they have recorded just one victory - and even that was in their own country against Athletic Bilbao in the quarter-finals last month.

They obviously prefer home comforts with 19 victories in 25 games at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

They have already been to Basle this season and came away with a goalless draw.

Routes to the final

We look at how the two teams got there.

GROUP STAGE

Europa League, Bordeaux 1 Liverpool 1

A second-string side under Brendan Rodgers went ahead through Adam Lallana only to be pegged back by Jussie.

Champions League, Sevilla 3 Borussia Munchengladbach 0

Kevin Gameiro, Ever Banega and one-time Liverpool target Yevhen Konoplyanka all scored.

Europa League, Liverpool 1 Sion 1

Lallana scored for the second successive European game but Ebenezer Assifuah equalised in the 17th minute.

Champions League, Juventus 2 Sevilla 0

Alvaro Morata and Simone Zaza inflicted defeat on the visitors.

Europa League, Liverpool 1 Rubin Kazan 1

A third straight 1-1 draw against the 10-man Russians saw Emre Can equalise an early Marko Devic goal.

Champions League, Man City 2 Sevilla 1

Kevin de Bruyne's 90th-minute winner, after Adil Rami's own goal had cancelled out Konoplyanka's opener inflicted a second successive defeat.

Europa League, Rubin Kazan 1 Liverpool 1

Jordon Ibe's goal gave Liverpool - and new manager Jurgen Klopp - their first European win of the season and put them on course for qualification.

Champions League, Sevilla 1 Man City 3

Another defeat, with Benoit Tremoulinas' goal not enough against strikes from Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho and Wilfried Bony, pushed Sevilla towards Champions League exit.

Europa League, Liverpool 2 Bordeaux 1

A second successive win secured progress to the knockout stage with a match to spare courtesy of goals from James Milner and Christian Benteke.

Champions League, Borussia Munchengladbach 4 Sevilla 2

Late goals from Vitolo and Banega were not enough to prevent Sevilla exiting the Champions League.

Europa League, Sion 0 Liverpool 0

On a cold night and faced with a semi-frozen pitch in Switzerland with nothing at stake a goalless draw was almost inevitable.

Champions League, Sevilla 1 Juventus 0

Fernando Llorente's goal against his former club booked Europa League qualification.

EUROPA LEAGUE KNOCKOUT PHASE

Last 32, Augsburg 0 Liverpool 0

The furore over Klopp's first return to Germany ended in a low-key affair.

Last 32, Sevilla 3 Molde 0

Llorente (two) and Gameiro comfortably dispatched the Norwegians.

Last 32, Liverpool 1 Augsburg 0

An early Milner penalty was enough to progress

Last 32, Molde 1 Sevilla 0

Sevilla avoided any upset as Eirik Hastad's goal was the best the hosts could manage.

Last 16, Liverpool 2 Man Utd 0

Daniel Sturridge (penalty) and Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool the advantage over their arch-rivals.

Last 16, Basle 0 Sevilla 0

The late sending-off of Steven Nzonzi was the only setback in Switzerland.

Last 16, Man Utd 1 Liverpool 1

A brilliant goal from Philippe Coutinho left United needing three even after Anthony Martial's early penalty and effectively ended the game.

Last 16, Sevilla 3 Basle 0

Gameiro (two) and Rami put Sevilla into the quarter-finals.

Quarter-final, Borussia Dortmund 1 Liverpool 1

An impressive performance by Divock Origi was capped with an important away goal even if it was pegged back by Mats Hummels as Klopp faced the club he left in the summer.

Quarter-final, Athletic Bilbao 1 Sevilla 2

Thimothee Kolodzieczak and Vicente Iborra scored two important goals to take the initiative back to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Quarter-final, Liverpool 4 Borussia Dortmund 3

Dejan Lovren's added-time header sealed a dramatic comeback from 4-2 down on aggregate with 24 minutes remaining. Coutinho and Mamadou Sakho chipped in to add to Divock Origi's goal after Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus had seemingly put the Germans through.

Quarter-final, Sevilla 1 Athletic Bilbao 2

Raul Garcia's 80th-minute away goal took the tie to penalties but the hosts prevailed 5-4 in the shoot-out.

Semi-final, Villarreal 1 Liverpool 0

Adrian Lopez's 90th-minute goal prompted wild celebrations by the home side, Klopp just said it was half-time.

Semi-final, Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Sevilla 2

Two more important away goals from Vitolo and Gameiro put the Spanish club in the driving seat for the second leg.

Semi-final, Liverpool 3 Villarreal 0

The visitors looked shell-shocked at a bouncing Anfield as Bruno's early own goal was followed by strikes from Sturridge and Lallana.

Semi-final, Sevilla 3 Shakhtar Donetsk 1

Finely-poised at 1-1 at half-time Gameiro's second of the night gave the hosts the momentum and Mariano finished the job.

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