Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has promised the Kop fans his side will give their all in the Europa league finals against Sevilla. The Reds take on reigning champions Sevilla in Basle tomorrow night with the additional prize of a place in the Champions League next season up for grabs as well as silverware.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the St Jakob Park showpiece, Klopp has hailed the support of the Anfield outfit.’We already know about the desire of our supporters. We know how much they want to win this cup,’ he said at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday afternoon.’They showed us in an impressive way, home and away,travelling around Europe, it was great to see.They live all over the world, which shows everything about this club. We would really love to be the team that makes these dreams come true. But this is football. We will try everything. Everything. I promise this. But we have to play our best.The problem is, Sevilla will do the same!’
Liverpool are favourites to win in Basle despite Sevilla looking to become the first team to win the competition for three successive seasons.This current Reds side lack similar European experience with even Klopp’s record in finals nothing to write home about.The German has lost his last four but intends for that to change in Switzerland.’I don’t think (it matters) to be honest, I deserve some luck,’ he added.’There are only two possible things in a final, you win or lose. The only thing is the performance.’You would have seen that all the teams I was involved with have done really well.’I am not frustrated by my final record, it could be a little bit better, I was for sure not happy after finals when I didn’t win, but when it’s over, it’s over.And I know we performed to the right level and they were very close games.At home I have a little too many silver medals, that’s true, but it’s better than having no medals. For me, when you try hard, and keep trying, then you get there eventually.’ We had pressure, so how could the pressure be bigger tomorrow?’ he said.
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‘The mental side is a big influence, obviously. There is no doubt about it. But all we have done since we have been together we have done to be perfectly prepared for a game like this tomorrow.We had a lot of difficult moments but we solved them and we will use that experience.In a final you need still to be ready to make mistakes even when (the) whole world is watching because it is all about finding the next solution and using the skill at the highest level – and not being afraid to use that skill.’
Klopp will make a late decision on the fitness of striker Divock Origi, who returned to training in the last couple of days after a month out with ankle ligament damage.’We will see after training with Divock, we will see how he feels and then we will make a decision,’ the Reds boss said.