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By Oliver Stevenson
18th May 2016 at 11:18am

Liverpool play in their first European final tonight since winning the 2005 Champions League in Istanbul – and you can back them for glory at an enhanced 7/1 with Marathonbet.

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Whilst Turkey harbours fond memories for Reds fans worldwide, tonight’s battleground is St Jakob Park in Basel, Switzerland, for a clash with Spaniards Sevilla.

The La Liga outfit are aiming to become the first team to lift the trophy three years running. Liverpool meanwhile are seeking a fourth title to match Sevilla’s record in the competition.

More importantly, tonight’s winner earns themselves automatic qualification into next season’s lucrative Champions League.

LIVERPOOL

  • Liverpool drew with West Brom on the final game of the Premier League season at the weekend – but Jurgen Klopp made 11 changes to the team that drew 1-1 draw with Chelsea the week before
  • Reds finished the season in eighth – their joint lowest finish since promotion in 1962
  • Their last UEFA Cup/Europa League win came in 2001 against Spanish second division Alavés in Dortmund – a nine-goal thriller decided in extra time
  • Klopp’s side are undefeated in 13 of their last 14 Europa League matches
POSSIBLE TEAM

First 11: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Touré, Moreno; Lallana, Can, Milner; Firmino, Sturridge, Coutinho

Out: Rossiter (hamstring), Gomez (knee), Sakho (suspended)

Doubtful: Origi (ankle/foot)

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SEVILLA

  • A weakened Sevilla lost 3-1 away to Athletic Bilbao at the weekend in La Liga but were always going to finish seventh whatever happened
  • Coach Unai Emery is bidding to equal Giovanni Trapattoni’s record of three  titles as Sevilla boss
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 13 of Sevilla last 16 Europa League matches
  • Sevilla themselves have also scored at least two goals in 13 those 16 matches
POSSIBLE TEAM

First 11: David Soria; Mariano, Rami, Carriço, Escudero; Krychowiak, N’Zonzi; Coke, Banega, Vitolo; Gameiro

Out: Krohn-Dehli (knee), Trémoulinas (knee)

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