Liverpool boss refutes claim Sevilla's tournament pedigree will give them edge in Europa League final

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Liverpool have produced some fine performances on their way to the Europa league final this season.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp insists that Sevilla's back-to-back Europa League titles will have no bearing on the outcome of the result in tomorrow night's final, when speaking to the club's official website.

The La Liga side's incredible pedigree in the tournament has been highlighted by many as a reason why the Reds could struggle, but Klopp told liverpoolfc.com that history means nothing and their performance on the night is what matters most.

"There's no advantage for one team," he said. "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."

Sevilla are preparing to face Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final on Sunday, and Klopp believes that could prove crucial in the outcome of the final on Wednesday

"What we know is that they have another game after this game," he added. "They have a big final again. They have two finals - that's a big difference."

While the Merseyside club have struggled to find consistency in their Premier League campaign, they have saved their best performances for European competition, including an incredible 4-3 come-from-behind victory against Klopp's former club Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-final.

Sky Sports understand that 26,000 Liverpool fans are expected in Basel tomorrow night, despite their ticket allocation of only 10,600.

The atmosphere is sure to be electric, as the Reds look to add to their impressive collection of European trophies.

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