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Liverpool Beat Tottenham To Win Champions League

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Liverpool have beaten Tottenham to lift the Champions League for a sixth time in their history thanks to a controversial Video Assistant Referee decision and the most unlikely hero at the start of this mesmeric season.

Mohamed Salah converted the game’s only goal inside two minutes after Moussa Sissoko was penalised for handball, a penalty that would not have been given under Premier League rules.

After two semi-finals which promised so much this was a rather docile affair, but Merseyside won’t care a jot, there was nothing muted about the celebrations when Divock Origi struck the fatal blow across Hugo Lloris

a full squad to pick from, but there were still big decision to be made. Pochettino went bold with both, handing starts to Harry Kane and Harry Winks, neither of which had featured since April 9, the latter undergoing surgery at the end of that month.

Klopp, too, had a decision to make over Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool boss reaching the same conclusion, the Brazilian started.

When Jurgen Klopp signed with Liverpool four years ago, he said he expected this team to have a title by his fourth season. But after losses in the Champions League final last year and both the Europa League and League Cup in years prior, the pressure was on here to deliver, and the Reds did just that. It wasn’t an attacking outburst but it was a showing for the Reds that has characterized their season — strong defensively and taking chances in the final third. They did it against Barcelona in the semifinals, they did it all year long in the Premier League and then on the biggest stage, they take two chances to win the title and produce the most memorable day in their careers.

Klopp saw the potential to revive Liverpool, and he did just that by lifting them to the summit.

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