Liverpool 1-3 Sevilla: Player ratings as the Reds fall on the night

Only one standout perfomer in the game, with the rest of the team not playing to their full potential.

Liverpool 1-3 Sevilla: Player ratings as the Reds fall on the night
A disappointed Emre Can misses out on his first Liverpool trophy. (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

After a hard fought Europa League campaign, the Reds couldn’t overcome the final hurdle to secure a European trophy and bag a place in the Champions League next season.

Jurgen Klopp’s men led through a sublime goal from Daniel Sturridge but Sevilla hit back scoring three goals in the second half to win the trophy for a third consecutive season.

Most players performed under par and that made a huge impact on the end result.

Liverpool: 

Simon Mignolet – 6

Despite conceding three goals, he could hardly be faulted for letting any of them in. The Belgian made a brilliant stop to deny Gameiro from further adding to the humiliating result.

Nathaniel Clyne – 6

The English right-back had a brilliant first half, making key tackles and getting a few opportunities to get forward. However the second-half performance from the entire team was dire and affected the result significantly.

Kolo Toure – 8

His experience certainly showed his worth making some very key tackles to keep the score lower than what it could’ve been. The Reds best player on the night at the age of 35 and will be sorely missed if he is released as he still has plenty to offer.

Dejan Lovren – 6

One of the players of the tournament for Liverpool and was desperately unlucky not to get a goal in Basel to double the Reds lead which could’ve completely changed the end result. Made some silly decisions and picked up a needless yellow card.

Alberto Moreno – 3

One of the worst performances a Liverpool player has given this season. The Spaniard was facing his former club for the first time since moving to England and put in a shift to forget. The left-back opened the door for Sevilla, with some brainless defending, which they capitalised on.

Emre Can – 5

The German never really got into the game and failed to control the midfield. He dropped himself back into his own half to try and create opportunities but it never really worked out.

James Milner – 6

Hardworking as always and gave everything right up until the final whistle. Key passes and crosses were never able to find their intended targets, meaning he couldn’t contribute in the way he would’ve wanted.

Adam Lallana – 5

Another hardworking player who gave it his all right until the end. Tried to open the game up with some fancy footwork and skills but never had a real attacking opportunity and was part of the disappointing attack.

Roberto Firmino – 4

The Brazilian could never get in the game and failed to make any runs that could’ve opened the game up for the Reds. In what has been a very good debut season for the attacking midfielder, it was no surprise he was taken off after having virtually no effect on the game.

Philippe Coutinho – 4

The Brazilian managed to get the assist for the Reds only goal of the game, but was unseen for the rest of the game. He could never get the ball in the positions he wanted and couldn’t create anything for the strikers.

Daniel Sturridge – 6

The Englishman showed he’s still Liverpool’s number one striker with a sublime strike that would’ve worthy of winning any final. Despite scoring he was hardly seen throughout the rest of the game, but that could be down to the lack of service.

Subs:

Divock Origi – 4

The Belgian made his return from injury when the Reds were 2-1 down to try and save the game but was very ineffective. He got booked almost immediately and never had the chance he needed to get a goal.

Joe Allen – 5

Brought on to try and restore some command into the midfield, but Sevilla had already conquered it and the Welshman could not inspire the Reds to another comeback.

Christian Benteke – 4

Brought on to try and find a way back into the game, but virtually every ball that went in towards him in the air ended up with the opposition getting a free-kick. Possibly the last time he will be seen in a Reds shirt.