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Party in Basel: Klopp sends personal final invitation to 100,000 Liverpool fans

Jurgen Klopp is clearly excited about Europa League final in Basel later this month.

The Liverpool coach and his team booked their place in the showpiece event following a 3-1 aggregate victory over Villarreal on Thursday evening.

The Reds lost the first leg in Spain last week after Adrian Lopez’s late goal, but surged back into the tie as Bruno conceded a seventh-minute own goal at Anfield.

Two second-half strikes from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana confirmed the Reds’ spot in the final, and prompted jubilation ion the terraces.

The Merseysiders will now face four-time winners Sevilla in the Basel final and, according to Klopp, half of the city of Liverpool are invited.

“Wonderful night – a brilliant game from my side,” the German coach told BT Sport [as per Goal].

“What power, what a performance, what attitude with the readiness, motivation, emotion in the game – everything,” he continued.

“We go to Basel. We take 50,000, 60,000, 70,000 Liverpudlians with us – maybe 100,000 – not in the stadium, but in the city,” the manager continued. “Everybody is invited.”

Should Klopp’s forecast come true, it would represent a saturation of sorts for the Swiss city, which only has a population of approximately 175,000!

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The final will be Liverpool’s fourth in Europe’s secondary club competition, having previously won the title on three occasions.

“It’s a nice city, by the way, close to my home!” Klopp continued. “Let’s go there, create an atmosphere and do our best again. It is well deserved and I am really, really pleased for all the boys.

 

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