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Jurgen Klopp promises Liverpool will come back stronger after Europa League final defeat

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepted he still has plenty of work to do with his players to make them into winners.

The 3-1 Europa League final defeat to defending champions Sevilla, who claimed an unprecedented third successive victory, came after Daniel Sturridge had opened the scoring with a brilliantly taken goal.

Kevin Gameiro scored just 18 seconds into the second half and it was from that point that Klopp realised he had a problem.

"Obviously the first goal had a big influence on our game," he said.

"At this moment we lost faith in our style of play, we changed from passing quick and simple to complicated and lost our formation. It was not compact any more.

"I tried to change it but you could see that maybe the team was shocked, maybe the crowd was shocked.

"We are disappointed and frustrated 100 per cent but tomorrow (Thursday) or later in the week we will see it a little bit more clearly and we will use this experience, that is what we have to do."

Klopp suffered his fifth successive defeat in a final as manager.

"There are more important things in life than football. I don't think God had a plan with me to go to the final and always have a knock," said the German when asked if he felt he was owed some luck.

"I've had a lot of luck in my life as I sit here as manager of Liverpool.

"I don't think I am an unlucky person or life has not been good to me.

"We will carry on, I will carry on. I will try with all I have to reach the next final, even when you know you can lose it.

"There are bigger problems in life but at this moment it doesn't feel like it, it is really hard."


Exclusive - Klopp admits he acts ''like a supporter'' on the touchline

''Sometimes I act like a supporter''.

That's the humorous admission from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to explain his displays of passionate emotion on the touchline this season.

And Liverpool fans can expect even more energy from the German as they take on Seville in the Europa League final in Basel.

Klopp also revealed how he has given his players the confidence to believe in themselves.

Watch Klopp's insightful interview with Granada Reports' sports correspondent Chris Hall here:


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