Liverpool are Champions of Europe for the sixth time in their history after beating Spurs 2-0 in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Saturday. Although not the prettiest of games, no Liverpool supporter or player will care, the main thing is that the trophy has returned back to the great city of Liverpool.
The Reds got off to the best possible start, Sadio Mane’s cross being cut out by Moussa Sissoko within the first 30 seconds, the referee deeming the Spurs midfielders block as a handball and pointed to the spot. A very controversial decision especially so early on in the fixture. Mo Salah was the man to step up for the penalty and he powered home past the Spurs and France No.1 Hugo Lloris.
The majority of the game was boring, a long way off what we saw during both the Semi-Finals leading up to the all English tie in the final. Spurs were arguably the more dominant team over the course of the 90 minutes but Liverpool were clinical and defended well to erase the disappointment of last seasons Champions League campaign.
Liverpool’s second goal came very late on in the game to ease the Reds nerves. The goal, scored by Divock Origi, who has made himself a fans favourite with his two special appearances for Liverpool. His semi final appearance firstly against Barcelona and then his super sub appearance in the final. The Belgian showed great composure to guide a low driven shot into the back of the net.
An unbelievable night for the players and fans, as well as the manager Jurgen Klopp,who has finally broke the final curse after winning his first final at the seventh time of asking.
The celebrations from everyone was something to be cherished for many years. Liverpool fans gathered in their hundreds of thousands, reports estimating that around 750,000 fans were in attendance to give all the players a hero’s welcome home, when they paraded through Liverpool on the team bus.