Liverpool won its sixth Champions League title on Saturday, with an early penalty kicked by Mohammed Salah at 2minutes and a late goal by the substitute Divock Origi at 88mins.
Beating Tottenham an aggregate goal 2-0, in a matchup of Premier League in Madrid, Liverpool’s title came one year after losing the final to Real Madrid in 2018.
The Major Landmark
Having matched to the field, Liverpool fans were witnessed celebrating from the opening whistle and just less than seconds later, the club won a penalty – on a handball in the area by Moussa Sissoko, Tottenham Midfielder. Salah did step up to play the penalty kick way past Spurs goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris.
With the game becoming quite a warmish affairs, Origi continued the victory when he collected the ball after several failed attempts from his club and turned in the area, fired a shot around Lloris post, and there you go – the ball got far inside the post.
Nothing, But Joy
At the blow of the final whistle, Liverpool fan set off into a version of Allez Allez Allez, a converted Italian disco hit that has been their soundtrack for about a year now. Equally, players and coaching staff hurried down to the field to sing their “You’ll Never Walk Alone’ anthem they sang alongside their fans in the 1970’s and 80’s.
Liverpool Journey So Far
Liverpool in 2018 final had lost to Real Madrid, and now it has won a Sixth Champion League Title – a title it has been seeking for. Liverpool last won the trophy in 2005, adding it to titles claimed in 1977, ’78, ’81 and ’84.
Equally, Liverpool has also lost three European Cup finals, in 1985, 2007 and last year’s in Kiev. This is the however the fifth Champions League final in Madrid but the first at Atlético’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium, which opened in 2017.
Liverpool are champions again!!!