The best photos as Liverpool win sixth European Cup

1 June 2019

Liverpool won their sixth European Cup on Saturday night, defeating Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final.


The Reds faced one of the biggest evenings in their rich and illustrious history, in an all-English final at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

After a stunning season that saw 97 points accumulated in the Premier League but falling short to Man City, going trophyless would have been a travesty.

The stage was set before kickoff, with 90 minutes separating Liverpool and getting their hands on the most famous trophy in club football.

The Reds supporters were in fantastic voice in Madrid, while the eleven heroes took to the field hoping to deliver Klopp’s first piece of silverware at Anfield.

MADRID, SPAIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019: Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur players line up before the UEFA Champions League Final match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Metropolitano. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

MADRID, SPAIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019: Liverpool's players line-up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Final match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Metropolitano. Back row L-R: goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino, Joel Matip, Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho', Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah. Front row L-R: Georginio Wijnaldum, Trent Alexander-Arnold, captain Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson, Sadio Mane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The match wasn’t even a minute old when Liverpool were awarded a penalty, after Moussa Sissoko was adjudged to have handballed inside the penalty area.

Mohamed Salah erased his Kyiv heartbreak, firing home to spot-kick and celebrating in style.

MADRID, SPAIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores his sides first goal from the penalty spot to make the score 0-1 during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Metropolitano. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

MADRID, SPAIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his sides first goal from the penalty spot to make the score 0-1 during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Metropolitano. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

MADRID, SPAIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his sides first goal from the penalty spot to make the score 0-1 during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Metropolitano. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

In truth, the match was a poor affair, with the heat playing a huge part in a low-tempo game and few moments of quality on show.

It was left to Divock Origi to score the clinching strike, finishing superbly late in the day to cement his place as a true cult hero.

More celebrations ensued, with the players aware that victory was all but in their sights.

MADRID, SPAIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019: Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Metropolitano. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After the final whistle, it was left to Jordan Henderson to join Emlyn Hughes, Phil Thompson, Graeme Souness and Steven Gerrard in hoisting the European Cup aloft as Liverpool captain.

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson lifts the trophy after the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Final at the Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 1, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Final. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only in permitted publications not devoted to any team, player or match. No commercial use. Stills use only - no video simulation. No commercial association without UEFA permission. please contact PA Images for further information

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lifts the UEFA Champions League Trophy following the UEFA Champions League Final at the Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid.

MADRID, SPAIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson lifts the European Cup following a 2-0 victory in the UEFA Champions League Final match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Metropolitano. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

MADRID, SPAIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates after the UEFA Champions League Final match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Metropolitano. Liverpool won 2-0 tp win their sixth European Cup. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It’s time for more celebrations, including a bus parade in Liverpool on Sunday, then a breather over the summer to appreciate the year we’ve just witnessed!

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