And so that was it. Liverpool 1-3 Sevilla. Two final defeats in three months, a second consecutive European final loss, and – honestly – a very mediocre performance across the 90 minutes.
It looked to be going perfectly when a Daniel Sturridge wonder goal put us 1-0 ahead, but Sevilla’s goal just 20 seconds into the second half killed our energy and our confidence, giving them a platform on which to build what turned out to be a relatively comfortable win.
Unsurprisingly, fans on Twitter are not impressed. But remember guys – we weren’t expected to go this far. It’s been a great run packed with good memories. Klopp is building something, so let’s stick by the team during the next depressing few days.
Also – no European football next season. Remember what happened last time that was the case?!
Alas, here is the best and worst of the Twitter reaction:
#LFC lose after delivering their worst-ever 45 minutes in a final. Much worse than first half v AC Milan in 2005.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) May 18, 2016
#LFC wildly overachieved in the cups thanks to a world-class manager getting magic out of mid-table players. Time for significant upgrading.
— Not Brian Kettle (@briankettle) May 18, 2016
Moreno getting stick. Was poor. Can was equally as bad for me
— keith costigan (@KeithCostigan) May 18, 2016
It's been a great run to the final but as the league has told has this squad isn't good enough – needs another revolution this summer. #LFC.
— Si Steers (@sisteers) May 18, 2016
Liverpool weren't up for that in the second half, would never had written off Sevilla
— Glenn Tagg (@GTagg97) May 18, 2016
Did anyone tell Moreno that Sevilla sold him a few years ago? Been their best player 🙈
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) May 18, 2016
Liverpool unlucky, very poorly played second half. Felt like you crumbled under their pressure.
— Tobia$ Franklin II (@ZacxZaac) May 18, 2016
As disappointing as that second half was for Liverpool, it does wonders for their title chances if they have a decent transfer window.
— Jim Knight (@JimKnight88) May 18, 2016