Liverpool went from a goal up at half-time to lose 3-1 in the Europa League final in Basel, blowing their chances of Champions League football, and the club’s first trophy under manager Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds played good football in the first half, and could easily have gone in three goals to the good at half-time. A stunning swerving goal from Daniel Sturridge with his left foot in the 35th minute gave Liverpool the lead. There was only one team that looked like winners in the first half, and that was Liverpool.
Liverpool conceded within a minute of the start of the second half to a Kevin Gameriro goal, this gave Sevilla belief and determination to press on for the second goal.
At the hour mark Coke put Sevilla ahead with a well worked goal. Liverpool looked void of ideas, as they were out-played by Sevilla. The captain, Coke scored his second in the 70th minute as they won the game and their 3rd Europa Cup in succession.
Football is a game of two halves, and in the second half Liverpool never showed up. All credit must go to the manager Jurgen Klopp for getting to two finals, although not the results Liverpool fans wanted. We win together and lose together.
As the saying goes, every disappointment is a blessing in disguise, maybe not having European distractions next season might just work out well for Liverpool, and maybe the Premier League might end up at Anfield 2016/17 season.
To all Reds fans the future is bright. You’ll Never Walk Alone.