Graeme Souness and Carragher speak about Europa League final

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The Liverpool icons have contrasting views over their former clubs' upcoming Europa League final.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Graeme Souness has suggested that Liverpool will breeze past Sevilla en route to lifting the Europa League on Wednesday, but Jamie Carragher does not expect such an easy night in Basel.

The Reds have travelled to Switzerland ahead of tomorrow night's showpiece as Jurgen Klopp looks to claim what could be the first bit of silverware in a trophy-laden spell on Merseyside, with the signs looking very encouraging.

The Premier League giants stunned Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals, netting three second-half goals at Anfield to dump out the brilliant Germans, before overturning a 1-0 first-leg defeat against Villarreal in the semis with a convincing 3-0 thumping back in England.

Although Souness acknowledges that his rich history with the club is bound to raise eyebrows, the 63-year-old is adamant that he is being impartial when he claims there's "only one winner" tomorrow night.

"I just think Liverpool will have far too much for them on the night. They will go into the game with their tails up and full of confidence," the legendary Scot told Sky Sports.

"While you would expect me to back Liverpool, I do try to step back from the association I have with the football club and - without being biased - I think there is only one winner."

Carragher, on the other hand, is not so confident as the former centre-back believes Sevilla - bidding to win the Europa League for a third successive year - have enough experience to stifle Klopp and co, though the 38-year-old backs his old side to come through it.

"I think it's going to be a tough game," he added. "It's going to be a tougher proposition than Villarreal, even though Villarreal are further up the table in La Liga.

"Sevilla have got huge experience in this competition, the players have been here before, they're used to playing in finals and winning trophies. But I think if Liverpool can take that performance against Villarreal into the final then I think they can just about do it."

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