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Steven Gerrard told Liverpool players to bring Europa League trophy home

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Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard made a surprise appearance during the Merseyside club's presentation ceremony. 

As reported by the Mirror, the LA Galaxy star appeared on a video screen at the awards night and had a powerful message for his beloved club. 

Indeed, ahead of Liverpool's Europa League final against Spanish outfit Sevilla next week, the ex-England international stated: “Bring home that Europa League trophy."

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Gerrard, then, will most definitely be watching as Jurgen Klopp attempts to secure his first trophy for the Reds. Liverpool have enjoyed a remarkable run in the competition, of course, and will expect to overcome Sevilla in Switzerland. 

Having already eliminated Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund, there's every chance that the club will go on to claim the prestigious honour. Winning the Europa League will also hand the Reds a route into next season's Champions League competition, so it looks set to be a huge clash for the club. 

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Liverpool ceremony 

This past Thursday evening represented a celebration for the club, however, as their awards night took centre stage. 

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And it was Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho who swept up as he claimed four awards at the Exhibition Centre.

The technically gifted star was voted Player of the Year by his teammates and fans, while he also secured the goal and performance of the season. 

His delightful chip against Manchester United in the Europa League secured him Liverpool's goal of the season, while his fine display during the club's thumping 4-1 victory over Manchester City won him performance of the campaign. 

Coutinho has his say 

After collecting his award for the strike against the Red Devils, he said: “Thank you to all the fans.

“It was a good goal but the most important thing was that we beat them. And now we have our final."

It's safe to say that Liverpool fans will be hoping to see Coutinho deliver one final exceptional performance before the close of the campaign as the Reds look to end the season with silverware. 

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The Brazilian certainly has the attributes to cause Sevilla problems, but Klopp and co. will be well aware that they can't underestimate their opponents. 

Sevilla may not be flying in Spain's elite division - they currently sit in seventh position - but they are on course to win the tournament for the third consecutive year. 

Will Coutinho inspire Liverpool to Europa League glory? Have your say below! 

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Steven Gerrard
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Jamie Carragher
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