Liverpool are champions of Europe!
The Reds erased last year’s UEFA Champions League final heartbreak with a 2-0 win over Tottenham to lift the coveted trophy at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium this morning.
Mohamed Salah scored the opener just two minutes in thanks to a controversial penalty kick, while Divock Origi replaced Roberto Firmino in the second half and scored in the 87th minute to seal the win.
Before the victory in Madrid, manager Jurgen Klopp had the unfavourable record of losing sixth straight finals appearances. He guided Liverpool to last season’s Champions League final, where they lost to Real Madrid, and finished as runner-ups in the competition with Borussia Dortmund in 2013.
Klopp also suffered defeat in two German Cup finals, as well as a Europa League and League Cup final disappointment with Liverpool.
Following the match, the 51-year-old German said, “I feel mostly relief to be honest, for my family actually.
“We always go on holiday the last six times, with a silver medal, it didn’t feel too cool. It’s different this year, it’s for them.
“[My players and I] were pretty much crying on the pitch because it was so emotional, so big. I know how Tottenham feels in the moment better than anyone else in the world.”
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