Adam Lallana claims Liverpool can use cup final defeat as motivation in quest for European glory

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Liverpool advanced to the final of the Europa League following their 3-0 victory over Villarreal at Anfield last night.

Liverpool star Adam Lallana has spoken about how the Reds can turn their Capital One Cup final defeat into a positive, and use it as motivation for their upcoming Europa League final against Sevilla, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Lallana, 27, scored in last night's victory against Villarreal, and has backed his side to bounce back from their domestic cup disappointment in February:

"We've experienced losing in a final and it is not nice. I think the experience of that day will help us, even in such a short turnaround to this final."

Liverpool's progress in Europe has been a pleasant distraction from their inconsistent Premier League form, and they currently sit in eighth place in the table, four points behind sixth placed West Ham United.

If the Merseyside outfit were to reign victorious in this season's Europa League, however, they would ensure their automatic qualification into next year's Champions League, so surely Jürgen Klopp will be putting all his eggs into the continental basket.

Lallana went on to explain how he feels it is of vital importance for this young Liverpool side to win something, and to get a taste of success while they are all maturing as a squad:

"It is a young squad but I feel we need to win something to feel what it is like to win and almost make it like a bug, just keep going."

Liverpool's last three Premier League games see them host Watford and Chelsea before making the trip to West Bromwich Albion on the final day of the season. They will be looking to build up some momentum ahead of their showdown with Sevilla in Basel on May 18th.

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