Jürgen Klopp told his Liverpool players in the immediate aftermath of the Europa League final defeat that they have to use the experience to spur them onto greater things, explained Simon Mignolet.

The Reds were beaten 3-1 by Sevilla at St. Jakob-Park on Wednesday night, as the Spanish outfit lifted the crown for the third consecutive season.

Klopp's men were left dejected by the result, although the boss sought to rally the team when he spoke in the dressing room after full-time.

"Straight after the game he called the lads together and said 'especially the second half, we can learn from these things'," Mignolet told Liverpoolfc.com.

"It's not easy straight after the game because everybody is disappointed, you feel that.

"You're looking for the answers, but you can't really find it at this moment in time. The thing is that we have to learn from this and get stronger for it.

"We're still a young group of lads and we'll get better from this.

"So short after the game you just feel so disappointed. You don't really know what comes with it.

"It's very difficult to be objective after this and you just feel the fact that you lost the final - that's the only thing you can describe at this moment.

"You're looking for the answers that you can't really find at this time​."

The decider in Basel started out so brightly for Liverpool when a wonderful Daniel Sturridge goal gave the Reds a 1-0 lead to take into the break.

But almost immediately after the interval, Kevin Gameiro drew the final level before Coke netted a double past the hour mark to break Liverpool hearts.

Mignolet felt the speed of the equaliser in the second half was the pivotal moment that saw the game fall out of the Reds' grasp.

He added: "I think we go into half-time with the best result we can have. We played good football in the first half, [we] created some chances.

"You want to build on that in the second half, but it's a big blow to concede that early.

"You give them their moment in the game and afterwards they played some good football, [they] created chances and scored the goals they needed to win the game unfortunately."