A first half penalty which occurred in the 2nd minute of the game and converted by Mohammed Salah and a late goal from Origi were enough to earn Liverpool their 6th title after 20-years when they last won in Istanbul in 2005.
A modern handball, arm in an ‘unnatural position’ earned Liverpool a penalty up came Salah who stepped up and put it to Lloris’s left. The keeper went the right way but couldn’t make it, making it a disastrous start for Spurs which ultimately contributed to their unmaking in the game on a whole.
Although pundits and sports lovers claim the game was one of the worst of any Champions League finals, it does not take away the fact that Liverpool truly deserve their crowning in Madrid.
Their German coach promised to bring the good times back to Liverpool when he arrived in 2015, and he’s gone and landed the big one. “It’s more relief than anything,” he admitted afterwards.
It was a night of redemption the Reds who were humiliated by Real Madrid in the finals last year. Liverpool can play better than their awful outing against Spurs. But after a campaign like this, when they have scaled new heights and feared they would have nothing to show for it, we could forgive them their nerves and their tension. This is a special team, one which has made its supporters proud at every turn. They’ve conquered all of Europe.