Liverpool defeats Tottenham 2-0 in Champions League final
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 02, 2019,
Jun 02, 2019, 14:55
"I have a lot of silver medals and now I have a gold one, but I'm really happy for other people".
Jurgen Klopp's Reds have produced much better and more exhilarating football this season on their way to their sixth UEFA European Cup/Champions League triumph.
It proved sweet redemption for Egyptian star Salah, who suffered an injury in last season's final defeat to Real Madrid which also impacted his performances at the World Cup.
Origi, one of Liverpool's heroes in their stunning semi-final second-leg turnaround against Barcelona, then killed the game with a ruthless finish into the bottom corner. When you live this experience, you want to be again and you want to repeat.
The Brazilian keeper's reliable display was in stark contrast to what happened a year ago in Kiev, when Liverpool's Loris Karius made two horrendous errors which cost his side two goals in their painful 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid.
Was it a penalty?
Wenger also had a warning for Klopp as he looks to build on their Champions League success next season.
Neither did the heat.
"You can see the fans, it's a special day for Liverpool".
Firmino had missed Liverpool's last three games with a groin injury, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane completing the front three. They were both absolutely shattered.
Was it a penalty? Yes.
"I think it's first about the team".
I've had tough times but I've kept going - just as this club has.
"But look at my coaches, what we all did during the year to try to make the next step". Absolutely. Our job is more mental and you have to believe in yourself before the game.
You can not pin Tottenham's defeat on the decision to play him, though.
Opinion was split on Kane but maybe he should have started with Moura?
Nevertheless, if they can keep him, and with the impetus from the move to their new stadium, maybe they will be back on such a stage before long.
Tottenham had prepared intensely for three weeks for the biggest game in the club's history, analyzed every minute detail and every possible outcome. "It was an intense season, with the most attractive finish I ever could have imagined".
Mark Lawrenson was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan. The way they got it was not particularly great, but nobody will remember that by Sunday morning.