Liverpool clinch their 6th Champions League title
Liverpool would beat Tottenham 2-0 this past Saturday to secure their 6th Champions League trophy.
Only AC Milan (7) and Real Madrid (13) have now won more CLs than the Premier League outfit.
It would be Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi who scored the two crucial goals that gave Liverpool the win.
However, neither side was in great form during the final, and it was pretty obvious that they had been three weeks without a competitive fixture.
Liverpool will now face Chelsea for the European Super Cup in August.
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Mourinho names his CL TOTS
Despite Liverpool’s underwhelming final display, the Reds have featured heavily in Jose Mourinho’s Champions League Team of the Season.
Mourinho named six Liverpool players in his CL eleven, along with three Ajax stars, one from Tottenham and one from Barcelona.
Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax), Donny van de Beek (Ajax), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool). Taken from the Manchester Evening News.
Mourinho also explained why he chose so many Liverpool players:
“I go to Alisson, especially because yesterday (in the final) he was there when the needed him to be there.
“The two full-backs also have to be Liverpool players, amazing players, (Trent) Alexander-Arnold and (Andy) Robertson. Amazing character and personality. One (Alexander-Arnold) is a local boy, another (Robertson) is a Scottish boy that a few years ago was relegated with Hull City.
“And both they are physical, they are aggressive, they are what I call in football ‘the good arrogance’, they are not afraid to play, they go forward, they participate in attack.
“And even in a game yesterday under huge pressure they were very, very good.
“Van Dijk is a king, he is a huge personality. Positionally, a top top player.” As quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
Liverpool also had six representatives in the UEFA Champions League squad of the season.
However, Mohamed Salah missed out, with Georginio Wijnaldum taking his place.
#UCL Squad of the Season 2018/19
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