UEFA Europa League final: Liverpool v Sevilla

Liverpool will face Sevilla in the 2016 UEFA Europa League final. Get the lowdown on the last two standing, their pedigree and what the history books tell us.

The 2016 UEFA Europa League final lineup has been decided, with Liverpool taking on holders Sevilla at St. Jakob-Park, Basel on Wednesday 18 May.

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The finalists:
Previous finals
• 1973 – W 3-2 v Mönchengladbach, on agg
• 1976 – W 4-3 v Club Brugge, on agg
• 2001 – W 5-4 v Alavés, aet; Dortmund
Other major honours (most recent win in brackets)
• European Cup: 5 (2005)
• UEFA Super Cup: 3 (2005)
• League title: 18 (1990)
• FA Cup: 7 (2006)
• League Cup: 8 (2012)

Did you know?
Jürgen Klopp is bidding to become the sixth manager to lead Liverpool to a European title after Bill Shankley, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benítez.

Previous finals
• 2006 – W 4-0 v Middlesbrough; Eindhoven
• 2007 – W 3-1 on pens v Espanyol after 2-2 draw, aet; Glasgow
• 2014 – W 4-2 on pens v Benfica after 0-0 draw, aet; Turin
• 2015 – W 3-2 v Dnipro; Warsaw

Other major honours (most recent win in brackets)
• UEFA Super Cup: 1 (2006)
• Spanish title: 1 (1946)
• Spanish Cup: 5 (2010)

Did you know?
The Spanish side have won a record four UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League titles and are bidding for an unprecedented three in a row this season.


Facts about Liverpool v Sevilla
The teams have never met.
Between them the sides have lifted the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League seven times. The Reds are aiming to match Sevilla’s competition record of four wins.
Liverpool’s last UEFA Cup win in 2001 came against Spanish opponents, a remarkable 5-4 extra-time win against Deportivo Alavés in Dortmund. Sevilla had never won the competition back then, and were plying their trade in Spain’s second tier.
Spain full-back Alberto Moreno came through the ranks at home-town club Sevilla, making 62 first-team appearances before joining Liverpool in 2014.
Victory for Sevilla would be a tenth UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League win for Spain, lifting them above Italy as the competition’s most successful nation. Liverpool are bidding for England’s eight triumph.