- May 10, 2016
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Jürgen Klopp has transformed the mood at Liverpool and the players at his disposal. He has not bought a single member of his squad, yet the footballers he inherited are doing things that looked beyond them during the last days of Brendan Rodgers' reign. Adam Lallana has improved as much as anybody. He shone against Manchester United and was brilliant in the semi-final second leg against Villarreal.
Lallana's old Southampton team-mate, Dejan Lovren, is another player who has rediscovered the very best of himself under the German and was outstanding in helping Liverpool earn a clean sheet in the second leg against the Yellow Submarine.
Press for success
Villarreal were blown away by Liverpool's high intensity in the semi-final second leg at Anfield. Sevilla are a more experienced side than Villarreal, but if Liverpool can repeat that ferocious tempo, it will be intriguing to see if Unai Emery's men can keep up with them. English clubs built their success in Europe on fast-paced football and, intriguingly, Liverpool are doing the same again under a German.