Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp throws down gauntlet ahead of Europa League final by insisting: 'Sevilla winning last year doesn't mean anything... it's another game'


Jurgen Klopp is confident his side can beat current holders Sevilla in finalLiverpool face La Liga outfit Sevilla in crucial showdown on WednesdaySevilla have won Europe's second tier competition during last two years

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has rallied his troops ahead of their Europa League final showdown with Sevilla by insisting his side can end the Spanish club's hold on the trophy.
Sevilla are hoping to win Europe's second tier competition for the third year in a row by defeating their English counterparts in Switzerland on Wednesday night.
However Klopp believes his side are more than capable of beating Sevilla during the make-or-break clash at Basle's St Jakob-Park stadium.
Klopp, speaking to Liverpool's official website before jetting over to Switzerland, said: 'When you are experienced, it doesn’t mean you have an advantage, it’s only one part of all the parts around the game and in the game you have to rule or solve.
'There’s no advantage for one team. If you won it last year, what does it mean? If you won it two years ago, what does it mean? Actually nothing, so it’s another game.
'We didn’t play them last year in the final, we didn’t play them two years ago in the final, so it’s the first time they play against us. So that’s our big advantage because we think we are quite different to all other teams in this moment. That’s what we’ll try to use.'
The German tactician has urged his players to 'believe' in themselves after managing to progress to the final following crucial wins against Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Villarreal.
He added: 'The problem with belief is you can’t be sure. That’s how it is. But, in my opinion, belief in our strength, belief in quality, belief in all the things around this team is the only chance to win the cup.
See photos from there departure to Switzerland below