International

Klopp unconcerned about Sevilla record

2016-05-18 10:25
Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Jurgen Klopp has stated that Sevilla's remarkable record in the Europa League is not something his team will concern themselves with in Wednesday's final.

When Liverpool run out to face Los Rojiblancos in Basel, they will do so knowing that this will be their opponents' third consecutive final appearance, but also that Unai Emery's side won it on both previous occasions.

While the Reds boss acknowledges the achievement, he insists it doesn't give the Spanish club any kind of significant advantage and also suggests that the upcoming Copa del Rey final against Barcelona may play a role in their preparations.

"What we know is that they have another game after this game," the German told his club's official website. "They have a big final again. They have two finals, that's a big difference.

"But they are quite experienced and will be ready too, no doubt about this. When you are experienced, it doesn't mean you have an advantage, it's only one part of all the parts around the game and in the game you have to rule or solve.

"There's no advantage for one team. If you won it last year, what does it mean? If you won it two years ago, what does it mean? Actually nothing, so it's another game.

"We didn't play them last year in the final, we didn't play them two years ago in the final, so it's the first time they play against us. So that's our big advantage because we think we are quite different to all other teams in this moment. That's what we'll try to use."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.