The Uefa Europa League final match between Sevilla and Liverpool was completely in Jurgen Klopp’s lads reign but Sevilla’s hurricane show in the second half squandered Reds ambitions to take part in next season’s Champions League via a gifted shortcut.

Unai Emery effect

Despite a little bit of weakness in defense part of the game, undoubtedly winning mentality, desire to fight and deadly strikes in the nick of time are characteristics of Unai Emery’s Sevilla.

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His enthusiastic manner of managing absolutely paves the way for triumphs in European nights. Furthermore, Emery has never lost a knockout game with Sevilla in the Europa League; 12 two-legged ties in the last three seasons. Emery’s tactics in the second half of the match against Liverpool were the crucial aspect of his team success.

How Sevilla sank Liverpool?

After a near disastrous first half in Basel, Sevilla has just started the second half like a thunderous roar.

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Kevin Gameiro opener shocked Klopp’s men just seconds after starting the second forty-five minutes of the match. Two strikes from Coke sealed the victory for the Spanish side. Emery’s tactics in the second half were mainly based on thunderous counter-attacks and his stylish techniques to win one on one encounters against Liverpool's sluggish defenders. Sevilla’s three goals were to come out of these two tactics; plus Liverpool's poor defending and disastrous mistakes by uncertain defenders like Kolo Toure, Dejan Lovren and former Sevilla man Alberto Moreno.

Desperate Look for a miracle

Liverpool produced a memorable comeback against AC Milan to win their last European trophy in 2005, but there was to be no repeat of those Istanbul heroics as Sevilla became the first team to win Europe's secondary competition three years running and ensured a spot in next season's Champions League. Sevilla's defending styles bridge all the gaps of the team’s weakness in defense and especially put a lot of pressure on Liverpool wingers.

What is next for Liverpool?

 The arrival of a German manager in Anfield brings hope and excitement for Liverpool fans especially due to the wonderful comeback against Jorgen Klopp’s former team Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League semifinal second leg. But finishing eighth in Barclays Premier League and missing Europa League trophy will make the Kop frustrated.

Spending big money is predicted for the 2016/17 Liverpool squad but it proved many times in the past, that money is not the sole factor of success.

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Brendan Rodgers knows this fact better than anybody else.

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