Liverpool are champions of Europe for the sixth time after a 2-0 defeat of Premier League rivals Tottenham in Madrid.
An early goal from Mohamed Salah and a late one from Divock Origi gave Liverpool a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s all-English Champions League final as coach Juergen Klopp finally got his hands on Europe’s biggest prize.
Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah had painful memories of last year’s final defeat by Real Madrid as he was forced out of the Kiev Showpiece last year because of a shoulder injury. He got his side off to a flying start in Madrid by lashing home from the penalty spot after a handball from Moussa Sissoko.
The win was sweet redemption for Salah and especially German Klopp, who had suffered defeat on his last six appearances in major finals, including Champions League showpieces with Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and Liverpool last year.
Tottenham had prepared intensely for three weeks for the biggest game in the club’s history, analyzed every minute detail and every possible outcome.
Liverpool’s victory was celebrated at their home city on Sunday as tens of thousands of fans greeted the team who beat ottenham to win the Champions League final in Madrid the night before. Supporters turned Liverpool into a sea of red as the open-top bus carrying coach Jurgen Klopp and his victorious players edged through the city.