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Our Europa League Final Player Ratings From A True Game Of Two Halves

Our Europa League Final Player Ratings From A True Game Of Two Halves
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Liverpool fans will be wondering what the hell happened in the Sevilla dressing room at half time after a completely different Sevilla side emerged for the second half and swept Liverpool off of their feet.

Daniel Sturridge gave the reds the lead, and they arguably should have had two penalties either side of that sublime strike, and as the sides went in for half-time it looked as though only one team was going to win it.

Then, 17 seconds into the second half, the momentum was well and truly thrust in Sevilla's favour through a Kevin Gameiro goal before Coke struck twice to earn the Spaniards their third Europa League title on the bounce.

Here are our match ratings from the final, although had we written them at half-time they would have looked very different,


Simon Mignolet - 5

Drifted awfully wide for the third goal, made a few saves but they were straight at him. Not the answer for Klopp although not the worst performer on the night.

Nathanial Clyne - 6

Didn't do too much wrong, but had a tough time with Vitolo and Coke.

Dejan Lovren - 5

While he has improved unquestionably under Klopp, tonight was not his night. Unlucky to have a goal ruled out, he struggled badly with the pace of Sevilla's attack.


Kolo Toure - 6

Kolo was what Kolo is at this stage in his career, a trier. He put in a shift and make a number of key challenges, but ultimately was beaten at

Alberto Moreno - 3

It was always going to be an emotional night for him with Sevilla being his former and boyhood club... But the lad had a shocker.

Emre Can - 5

Struggled with Sevilla's pace at times and ultimately lost the midfield battle to Sevilla's impressive Pole.


James Milner - 6

A solid performance from Milner, who would have been thinking about raising the trophy as captain at half-time.

Adam Lallana - 5

A good first half was followed by a very poor second for Lallana. Clearly a player who shines when the going is good, when that bit of quality was needed with his team trailing he came up short.

Philippe Coutinho - 4


Where was he? On his day he is comfortably Liverpool's best player, but inconsistency is a problem and he was anonymous tonight.


Roberto Firmino - 4

Like his compatriot above, Firmino offered very little and after he had a penalty shout turned down the game passed him by entirely.

Daniel Sturridge - 6

Took his goal in style and with consummate ease, he was unlucky to go without any sort of service in the second half but looked a bit stunned by Sevilla's turnaroudn.


David Soria - 6

Nothing he could do about the goal and not much else to worry about.


Mariano - 9

What a performance, and an example of how effective a modern full-back can be in a team that plays attacking football. His second half was aboslutely superb, and enought to earn our man of the match.

Adil Rami - 5

Rami struggled and looked clumsy when under pressure, he has the players in front of him to thank for this winner's medal.

Daniel Carrico - 5

Another who didn't inspire confidence for Sevilla fans, Carrico was allowed more space after half-time and looked more comfortable.


Sergio Escudero - 6

A solid performance ultimately overshadowed by his mate on the other wing.

Grzegorz Krychowiak - 7

A fine footballer, Krychowiak is the engine room of this Sevilla team and will be the subject of a number of bids this summer you would imagine.

Steven N'Zonzi - 6

He's come a long way from Stoke on a windy Tuesday night. N'Zonzi was solid if unspectacular.


Coke - 9

A match-winning performance, Coke was given a sniff and he took it... Twice. (Excuse the pun, say no to drugs.)

Ever Banega - 7

A wonderful footballer, if given time and space Banega can make the game look effortless as he did in that second half.

Vitolo - 8

A strong performance from a player who was largely responsible for Sevilla being in the final in the first place.

Kevin Gameiro - 7

Took his goal well but then his finishing went to the dogs. Still, strong forward play and being in poisition for those chances is enough for his to be happy leaving the pitch.

SEE ALSO: Watch: Liverpool Fans Will Not Be Happy With Howard Webb's Thoughts On Big 1st-Half Decisions

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