Our match prediction:
Liverpool will face the 2 times in a row Europa League winner Sevilla in the Europa League final in St. Jakob-Park in Basel, Switzerland. Both teams showed to be ready for the final Liverpool eliminating Borussia Dortmund meanwhile Sevilla never really got into trouble with Shakthar Donetsk. Jorgen Klopp is showing his class this season with Liverpool bringing them back to a European cup final for the first time since their last Champions League victory over AC Milan. Sevilla on the other hand don't need an introduction in the Europe League. Manager Unai Emery is showing to be a world class manager year in year out. We predict this game to start very equal; both teams won't be willing to take a lot of risk and have to be careful in ball possession. This season Liverpool's offense is lacking which will have it's consequences in this game. Sevilla striker Gameiro is showing to be in excellent form and will be the type of player that can make the difference. Sevilla will be able to beat Liverpool and lift the trophy once again.
Highligted Player (Banega):
Ever Banega is a classy midfielder well known for his precision passes and clinical ball-distribution skills. Having come through the youth ranks at Boca Juniors, Banega was earmarked for bigger responsibilities from a younger age. When Fernando Gago moved to Real Madrid in 2007, he became a first-team regular at Boca. In 2008, he made a big money move to Valencia for a fee of around €20 million. His stint at Valencia was marked with frustrating injuries amidst difficulties in settling in the starting XI. It was only when he moved to Sevilla in 2014 that his array of skills was in full display. Playing under Unai Emery who managed him at Valencia, Banega soon became the lynchpin for Sevilla. He was the cornerstone of their Europa League triumphs for the past two years. Banega’s pedigree in national colors is also unmatched having won an Olympic medal in 2008 and appearing in three Copa America tournaments.
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1982, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby. The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title. Liverpool won their last Champions League trophy in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched five European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs. The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.