Europe is red once again, but unfortunately, it’s not the shade of red we would prefer.
For the sixth time in club history, Liverpool FC have won the Champions League. After defeating Bayern Munich in the Round of 16, they proceeded to beat Porto and Barcelona in dramatic fashion, before beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to claim the greatest prize in club football.
A controversial handball in the box from Mousa Sissoko just two minutes into the game led to Liverpool’s Egyptian king Mohammed Salah converting a penalty to put The Reds up 1-0.
An uninspired first half was followed by a tense second half, where Tottenham pressed, but couldn’t convert. A Divock Origi goal in the 88’ sealed the victory for Jürgen Klopp’s men.
Tottenham’s Harry Kane made his return to the pitch for the first time since April, but couldn’t make an impact as Spurs only managed eight shots on target.
Former Bayern Munich man Xheridan Shaqiri has won his second Champions League winner medal.
A reminder to all Bayern fans: Jürgen Klopp is 1-2 in UCL finals.