English teams to decide Europa League

English teams to decide Europa League

"I think these guys who made these decisions, I don't know what they had for breakfast really when they did it".

There has been a lot of speculation around whether the Italian will still be at the club next season but the boss has secured a top-four finish and has guided his side to a major European final.

Klopp became the first manager to voice his concern by objecting to the opportunism of the travel industry, while rounding on UEFA for their selection of Baku as the host city for the Europa League final.

Arsenal and Chelsea booked their places in the Europa League final on Thursday night following the thrilling progress of Liverpool and Tottenham into the Champions League showpiece.

"We played a great game but the semi-final is not so easy".

"Yesterday I was calling some hotels to try and book some rooms because I don't know if my family and some people from Argentina are going to be there".

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"If we believe that if we operate in the same way that we have operated in the last five years we are going to be every season in the final of the Champions League, and in the top four and competing against projects like Liverpool or Manchester City or Manchester United, I think we are very naive", he said. "As a coach, I am a little bit anxious because I know very well that the team now needs rest". Then we have 10 days to prepare for the final.

Arsenal's path to the final was more straightforward, beating Valencia 4-2 thanks to a hat trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to complete a 7-3 win on aggregate.

The Blues are already sure of a top-four finish, with Arsenal now fifth, a position that would carry a UEFA Europa League group stage berth - though they could finish fourth and earn a UEFA Champions League place too.

"The safety and security of all of our players is of paramount importance", an Arsenal spokesperson said. "And he's one of the best players in the world".

Sarri will make changes for Sunday's final league fixture at Leicester with Champions League qualification already assured.

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