Liverpool can draw confidence from Sevilla’s awful away form as they bid to dethrone the two-time defending Europa League champions on Wednesday.
Los Nervionenses sent out a much-changed side to lose 3-1 to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, meaning they failed to record a league win on the road all season.
In a Primera Division based purely on away form they would have finished second bottom, with only Levante faring worse on their travels.
Unai Emery’s men have won just four times away from the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan across 26 games in all competitions this term, with two of those victories coming against lower-division opposition in the Copa del Rey.
Meanwhile, they mustered just one away victory in the Europa League, beating Athletic 2-1 in the quarter final first leg.
It’s not even as if the Rojiblancos have been focusing on achieving credible draws with any great success, losing 14 of those 26 outings.
After stabilising mid-campaign, their agoraphobic affliction appears to have worsened again in recent months, with defeat avoided in a mere four of their last 11 on the road.
A criminal lack of goal threat away from their own southern Spain stomping ground seems to be at the root of their failings, with 13 strikes mustered across 19 La Liga away days.
Liverpool are 7/10 favourites to thwart the Spaniards in their bid for the Europa League three-peat and 7/5 to do so with a win in normal time.
Jurgen Klopp’s charges have lost just once in the Europa League this season across 14 fixtures, with that defeat coming at the semi-final, first-leg stage and courtesy of an injury-time sucker punch in a match they dominated.
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