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Liverpool v Sevilla Europa League final preview: Klopp out to prove doubters wrong

18/05/2016

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is confident he has fulfilled his promise to make doubters believers ahead of the Europa League final against Sevilla.

In his first press conference back in October the German made the pledge after insisting he saw qualities in the squad he inherited from Brendan Rodgers where others saw none and would ensure people - players, the public, critics - changed their opinion.

And on the eve of the club's first European final for nine years, Klopp believes he has delivered.

"I came here because I was really convinced about the qualities of these players and this squad, despite the doubts people had," he said.

"To see how they have reached this final gives me a really good feeling.

"When I came here there was a big amount of doubt about these players and now I am really happy they can show how strong they are and it is a big opportunity to make the final step this season and achieve something.

"I don't think I've ever felt doubt around me. If that's right I don't know but it makes me completely free to make decisions and for my team and myself to be free to develop together.

"I am really pleased for the boys and that they can be part of the moment with this team.

"We have a big chance and winning tomorrow will make it much more easy for you to see it as a success - and I try to help."

TEAM NEWS

Liverpool boss Klopp will make a late decision on the fitness of striker Divock Origi, who returned to training in the last couple of days after a month out with ankle ligament damage. Jordan Henderson is fit, but the skipper may not start having not been a part of the side which made it through Liverpool's last three Europa League matches.

Sevilla are without Beno?®t Tr?©moulinas (knee) and Michael Krohn-Dehli (also knee). Unai Emery is tipped to gamble with defender and captain Coke as he did against Shakhtar, bringing him into midfield to try and dominate play.

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