Despite producing an impressive first-half display which saw Liverpool 1-0 up at the break, the Reds were comprehensively outgunned in the second-half, with Sevilla winning 3-1 to lift their fifth Europa League title in 11 seasons.
Jurgen Klopp’s side went ahead on 35 minutes, courtesy of a superb effort from Daniel Sturridge, with the striker bending in a cracker with the outside of his boot.
However, Kevin Gameiro’s instant equaliser after the break (and after poor player from Alberto Moreno) set the tone for the second period, with the Merseysiders on the ropes for large periods.
Some superb interplay between the Sevilla attack ultimately saw skipper Coke make it 2-1 just after the hour-mark as the Spaniards took control.
Coke then sealed the deal for Unai Emery’s side on 70 minutes after Liverpool’s defence was breached too easily once again. Although the Premier League side were convinced that the goal should’ve been chalked off for offside.
Klopp sent on Christian Benteke late on to try to get his side back into the game. However, Sevilla saw out the game and to claim a deserved fifth Europa League title and their third in a row.
As for Liverpool, they miss out on a Champions League spot and so will be without European football in 2016/17, which may be a blessing as Klopp continues to build a side in his image.