Juergen Klopp has the chance to seal his place in the hearts of Liverpool supporters with a victory over Sevilla in the Europa League final.
A win on Wednesday (Thursday AEST) in Basel would bring Liverpool’s first European trophy since the famous fightback against AC Milan in the Champions League final in Istanbul in 2005.
Reds manager Klopp conjured up the spirit of that historic win in the extraordinary quarter-final performance over his former club Borussia Dortmund when the Reds turned a 3-1 halftime deficit in the second leg into a stunning 4-3 victory in stoppage time.
“My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility. You know, Napoleon had that idea and he conquered the bloody world. And that’s what I want – for Liverpool to be untouchable. My idea was to build Liverpool up, and up, and up. Until eventually, everyone would have to submit, and give in.”
Sadio Mane struck twice as Liverpool maintained their 100 per cent EPL start with a 3-1 win over Newcastle, while Tottenham thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0, and Manchester City slipped to a shocking 3-2 defeat at Norwich.