Liverpool’s victory over Spurs in the Champions League final saw the Reds take a step towards 2nd-place on the list of the most successful clubs in the history of the tournament.
Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham
Jurgen Klopp’s men travelled to Madrid last night, for European football’s showpiece occasion.
Like opponents Spurs, the Merseysiders booked their spot in the Champions League final courtesy of a dramatic comeback.
After trailing 3-0 on the back of the first-leg of their semi-final tie with La Liga giants Barcelona, few gave Liverpool any chance of advancing beyond the Blaugrana.
However, a stunning display in the return-leg at Anfield eventually saw the Reds defy the odds to brush Ernesto Valverde’s outfit aside, courtesy of doubles from Divock Origi and Gini Wijnaldum.
And, when all was said and done at the Wanda Metropolitano, the remarkable campaign enjoyed by the Merseyside giants culminated in a deserved title, as Liverpool put Tottenham to the sword by 2 goals to nil.
After Mohamed Salah put the favourites ahead from the penalty spot inside the opening 3 minutes, substitute Divock Origi sealed a memorable evening for all involved with the Reds with their 2nd in the game’s closing moments.
This is awesome 🙌
Liverpool players, staff and fans sing You’ll Never Walk Alone after their Champions League triumph 🎶
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) June 1, 2019
Liverpool take sole ownership of 3rd
Liverpool’s latest European triumph saw the club take their European Cup/Champions League tally to 6.
While this total is not enough to see the Reds join Serie A powerhouse AC Milan in 2nd on the all-time winners’ list, it did prove significant in allowing them to break a 3-way deadlock for 3rd-place.
Both Barcelona and Bayern Munich have now slipped a spot behind Liverpool into 4th.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, dethroned as European champions for the first time since 2015 last night, lead the way by some distance:
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 1, 2019