LIVE: Europa League Final – Liverpool battle Sevilla for UCL spot, glory

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Liverpool play Sevilla in the UEFA Europa League final in Basel, Switzerland on Thursday with Jurgen Klopp‘s side full of confidence.

The Reds have beaten Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Villarreal to get to this stage but they face back-to-back champions Sevilla for the Europa League crown with the winner also gaining entry into the group stage of the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League.

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There’s so much on the line for both teams but it will be a huge moment for Klopp if he can gain a spot in the UCL next season after a disjointed Liverpool side finished in eighth place this season following Klopp’s arrival last October.

This final is a massive moment so early on his reign at Anfield as estimates state 40,000 Liverpool fans have descended on Basel with St. Jakob Park only holding 38,000 fans. The Swiss city is a sea of red.

In team news Liverpool start with the same team who beat Villarreal in the semifinal second leg as both Jordan Henderson and Divock Origi return to fitness but are only named on the bench.

Hit the link above to follow the action along live, while we will have analysis, reaction and videos after the final.