3 Reasons Why Liverpool Will Win The Europa League

Published 05/18/2016, 8:00 AM EDT

Liverpool are in their first ever final of a European Trophy since 2007. The club, which has been taken over by Klopp made the Europa League the focus of their campaign and are now a game away from winning their 4 Europa League. In front of them, lie the two time defending Champions and 4 time winners, Sevilla who look to win an unprecedented 5 UEFA Europa League and a third trophy in a row.

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The positives for Liverpool, ahead of their cup final are:

Klopp Effect

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Jurgen Klopp has had a profound impact on Liverpool. He has revitalised a side that was lacklustre in its performances for over a year. Under Klopp the performances of Liverpool, especially in the final third of the pitch, have seen significant improvements.

Liverpool had a fairly late run for a Champions League spot which faltered towards the end, but it showcased more determination in the squad. The Europa League took more importance from the Quarter finals onwards as Liverpool have brushed aside strong opposition in Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Villarreal. Players who are key to Klopp’s main team, were rested on Match week 38 of the Premier League. They will be fresh and energized for the game.

Liverpool will go with all guns blazing, as it’s their final game of the season. Sevilla on the other hand would have to consider their upcoming Copa del Rey final against Barcelona following their match at Basel.

Fine form of the midfielders

Liverpool’s midfielders have had a pleasant time under Klopp. Coutinho has continued to weave attacks for Liverpool in the midfield while Roberto Firmino has finished the season finely. Milner has energized the midfielder and Ibe has really developed into a talented winger on the pitch.

The Liverpool midfield has been energized since Klopp came over

The key trio are going to be Coutinho, Firmino and Milner. The Brazilian duo have been creative and have scored the winning goals often. James Milner has had a resurgence in his career, and in 2016, has been one of the most creative midfielders in all Europe.

Klopp has also promoted the youth players such as Stewart, Ojo and Brannagan among others. They have shown promise and good development progress, and has allowed him to rest key midfielders for the Europa League campaign. So, Liverpool can head it, not only with fit and well rested starters, they have determined youth to back them up for the game.

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Availability of Ings has bolstered the attack

For long spells during the season, Liverpool were short up front. Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings and Origi had long spells on the side lines. Now, recently, Danny Ings has returned from Injury. He played the match against West Brom, which is a welcome relief for the team.

Danny Ings, who suffered an injury early in the season is finally fit once again, bolstering the attack.

It adds another option up front, similar to Sturridge and Origi as he is quick and nimble. And he fits into Klopp’s style of play. As he lacks the necessary match fitness, he can be a very impactful substitute for the game, as it’s obvious Benteke has no future at Anfield.

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Liverpool finally have all of their front men available for duty, which should give Sevilla a run for their money.

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