Mesut Ozil attempts to recreate Daniel Sturridge’s Europa League final goal

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Daniel Sturridge scored one of the best goals of last season in Liverpool’s biggest match of the campaign.

The England international opened the scoring in the Europa League final with an exquisite left-footed curler from the edge of the box.

Unfortunately for the Liverpool fans who travelled to Basel, that was the highlight of the evening. Sevilla scored three second-half goals to win the Europa League for the third year in a row.

But take nothing away from Sturridge’s moment of magic: it was an exceptional goal and one that Liverpool fans will remember for a long time.

As a technically gifted left-footed player, Mesut Ozil would have fancied his chances of successfully replicating Sturridge’s goal when asked by BT Sport.

Video: Ozil attempts to recreate Sturridge's goal

Ozil had four attempts to curl the ball with the outside of his left foot into the far corner of the net.

However, the Germany international saw two of his shots saved while his other two attempts missed the target.

“Guys, sorry, today is not my day,” Ozil said after failing with his fourth attempt. “But I promise you guys, next time I will score.”

Maybe he should have played the role of Coutinho instead

It was Philippe Coutinho who provided Sturridge with the assist in the Europa League final.

Had Ozil been asked to copy the Brazilian’s contribution, no doubt he would have nailed it with his very first attempt.

Alexis Sanchez
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Mesut Özil
Theo Walcott
Europa League
Daniel Sturridge

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