The night will live long in the memories of players and fans alike after a season to cherish was rightfully capped off with a piece of silverware.
For Jordan Henderson, it was a dream finally realised and just rewards for a “special” team who have consistently bounced back from heartbreak over the last few years.
And while admitting to beIN Sports that the feeling of lifting the European Cup as captain of Liverpool was “amazing”, the moment was all about the fans, his teammates and the desire to keep winning trophies.
“Amazing [to life the trophy]. You’ve dreamt of it all your life, but you never know until you get there, it’s so special.
“It’s such a special night for everybody involved. I’m so proud of all the players after all the disappointment, getting so close but bouncing back and keeping going – it makes it even better!
“They deserve it more than any team in the world. We kept fighting together and it’s so special for me, my family, the team, the fans and the club. And now we want to keep improving as a team.
“This is what you dream of. The [fans] give everything to this football club and without them it’s nothing.
“I’ve been here a long time and I’ve never really been able to give back, only in my performances, but tonight we give something back and I’m sure they’ll remember it for a long time.
“Now we can [touch the This Is Anfield sign]. But I know what this team is like and I know they’ll want to keep going and win more – but, tonight is about enjoying this moment together.”
The occasion for Salah, meanwhile, was particularly moving after having bounced back from his cruel early exit in Kyiv to play a pivotal role in helping Liverpool clinch their sixth European Cup just a year later.
“Everyone did their best to win the game. It’s not an individual performance for anyone. All the team were unbelievable today. Congratulations to all of us and all the fans around the world.
“I sacrificed a lot in my career – especially to go [travel] from my village to Cairo to play football [when I was young]. And to be an Egyptian at this level is unbelievable for me.
“I’m very happy to play a second final in a row and to play 90 minutes finally!”
And as you would expect, players were quick to take to social media to share their unbridled joy as Old Big Ears made it’s way back to Liverpool.
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? ?????? ? YESSS!! Dream come true! This has been my dream since I started playing football! So grateful to lift this trophy with such a special team and to bring it home for all the amazing supporters of Liverpool!! Thank you so much for all your support. This one is for all Reds! ??? #UCL #SixTimes
As they say, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ and this Liverpool team deserve to capture their moment of triumphant in all its glory.