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Liverpool Have Won The Champions League

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Liverpool Have Won The Champions League

Liverpool have won the Champions League after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Saturday night's final in Madrid.

Mohamed Salah's penalty in just the second minute and Divock Origi's late goal settled what was, let's be honest, a naff game between the two Premier League clubs in Spain's capital.

But Liverpool, who lost in the final last season, won't be complaining after winning their sixth European Cup - stretching their record as the most successful British club in the competition.

Mo Salah celebrates scoring the first goal against Spurs during the Champions League Final. Credit: PA
Mo Salah celebrates scoring the first goal against Spurs during the Champions League Final. Credit: PA

Going into the game, Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool were the favourites to lift the trophy for the first time since 2005 after finishing 26 points ahead of Spurs in the Premier League.

It took the Reds less than a minute to win a penalty, with Sadio Mane's cross hitting Moussa Sissoko's arm after 22 seconds.

Salah struck the penalty home to give Liverpool the lead with the second quickest goal in a Champions League final, only beaten by Paolo Maldini's opener against the Reds in 2005.

To say that not much happened between then and Origi making it 2-0 would probably be an understatement.

It mattered little to Klopp, his players and the Liverpool fans when the full-time whistle sounded though as they became European champions.

One year on from losing to Real Madrid in the 2018 final, Liverpool made no mistakes to compare to that defeat in Kiev.

After taking the lead through Salah, both sides were generally left to long range shots that rarely troubled either goalkeeper.

Roberto Firmino and Harry Kane, who'd both been injured in the last few weeks of the season, started for their sides but neither made any impact.

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham started to come to life a bit more late on when Lucas Moura, who'd been benched despite his semi-final heroics, came on.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lifts the UEFA Champions League Trophy. Credit: PA
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lifts the UEFA Champions League Trophy. Credit: PA

Late on Origi, who'd also sat on the bench despite his heroics in Liverpool's semi-final, came on for Firmino and his strike settled the tie after Spurs failed to clear their lines following a corner.

For the neutral it won't go down as a classic, for anyone around the Liverpool team they won't care one bit.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Liverpool, SPORT, Football, Madrid, tottenham

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