Mohamed Salah’s early penalty awarded once simply twenty-two seconds following an unfortunate handball from Spurs’ Moussa Sissoko, and Divock Origi’s late goal were enough to urge the job finished Jurgen Klopp’s facet in a final that, in truth, didn’t live up to the asking.
Success for Liverpool lifts them into sole possession of third place within the list of all-time Champions League victories, adding to their previous 5 successes in Europe’s premier club competition.
The win also will facilitate banish the memories of last year’s disheartening Champions League final defeat, and conjointly place to bed any lingering disappointment from the Reds’ unimaginable Premier League title challenge this season – where they picked up an implausible ninety-seven points, solely to lose out to Manchester City by one point.
The final itself was contested in sweltry conditions in the Spanish capital, and each side looked jaded despite fielding full-strength sides. For Liverpool, Roberto Firmino recovered from recent injury hassle to start out up front, whereas Spurs couple Harry Kane and Harry Winks conjointly came to the fold once drawn-out absences.
But each group were lacking quality throughout the encounter, usually giving the ball away in middle and creating rash choices within the final third of the sector.
As a result, Salah’s early penalty – sent within the second minute of the sport once var judgement – was enough to seal triumph for the Reds, with Origi’s low drilled finish four minutes adding the gloss to spark wild celebrations among the club’s supporters – who are currently expected to party long into the Spanish capital night