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    Default Liverpool 2018/2019 Champion League Kings Of Europe

    yep, yep, yep, you already know, 6 times champions league, champions of champions, liverpool football club, had to gloat somewhere & all sorts, i was kinda subdued yesterday, bare tired

    but yo, oi mate, my team came in like a whirlwind yesterday, dealt wit spurs who are a decent outfit you know, they ain't no slouches, there one of the best teams in europe right about now, no one can argue wit that, they ain't no mugs, but yeah, YEH, we dealt wit them like no man's bizness, bare profesh like, clinical, i lie

    klopp's brought back the good times back to our club, back to the good old days, 2005 champions league win was special, stevie g, world class player, we had the guts, steel and organization, benitez was a great tactician, we had the bottle mate, but this team & i'm not taking anything away from that 2005 team, because they did there thing, you already know, but this team, the 2017/2018 team, thats progressed to this season's 2018, 2019 team, oiii, yo, this team is technically the best team in europe right about now, we had the best stats in the premiership, we only lost 1 game & were without question the best team, but we dropped the ball in too many games & got bare draws mid season which f'd it all up, we were kinda lacking in those few games that only a world class playmaker, would be able to unlock the defences in them type of games, when fatigue sets in to that part of the season and we're only human, as superman as we are, head huncho's, genna's and that, top dawgs, top boys and all of that, it's normal, we're still human, even the tops teams go through this, it's nothing, swear down, but yeah the opps park the bus now and all of those type of things and then a coutinho type of player that can open them up, wit just one defence splittin pass alone, just one pass now & open the defence up, different type of bizness, that's staaandard, magician bizness, i lie & our forwards, our hit team or midfielders, attacking players do what they do & bang in them goals, wrap it up, it's not a problem, end of, simple, simple tings, everythings cushty, sweet, good as gold mate, i lie, it's not a even a problem, get me

    but anyways, i ain't taking anything away from man city, they deserved to win, they were more experienced & ran wit it, but yo, at least on record man a man can say, yo you know what yeah, that 2018/2019 team was a special team, runners up in the premiership they should have won & were the best team in stats, man city lost 4 times you know, but we won the champions league, you get me, which was a fair reflection of our season this time round, to the point were you can say its one of them era defining moments in football history that will have man saying decades later, oi, you know what yeah, that liverpool team from 2018/2019 was hella wavy, them man was sick, bare world class players, worked as a unit, defence was poppin, midfield held it down, our forwards were a hitman team, the gaffer, our bossman was a genius, pressing game was certi, man management was exquisite, the football was a joy to watch, bare tekkers, yo, klopp for the kop, "we will never walk alone, alone, will never walk alone, alone", are you mad, you donut, you fish, my teams verified, rebirth of liverpool city's finest, liverpool football club, you get me mate, ha hah, but seriously though, big up the lads, all of the man dem, you made us proud, big up the gaffer, this has been long in the making, but klopp took us to the next level & man a man has pree'd that from early, big up the bossman, big up my team yeah, ha hah, i'm good, man a man's done wit the gas, have a beautiful day people, say nuttin, let's get it


    taken from https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48368443


    SAT 01 JUN 2019CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - FINAL
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    Salah (2' minutes pen), Origi (87' minutes)
    Liverpool beat Spurs 2-0 to win Champions League final in Madrid

    By Phil McNulty

    Chief football writer in Madrid

    From the sectionEuropean Football 2048
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    Jurgen Klopp
    Jurgen Klopp has won his first trophy since the 2012 German double with Borussia Dortmund
    Liverpool erased the disappointment of last season's Uefa Champions League final loss by claiming the trophy for the sixth time with victory over Tottenham in Madrid.

    It was Mohamed Salah, such a disconsolate figure when he was injured early in that loss to Real Madrid, who set Liverpool on their way with a penalty after two minutes when Moussa Sissoko was contentiously punished for handball.

    In a final that rarely touched the heights of the blockbuster semi-finals that made this an all-Premier League showpiece, Spurs had chances but were denied by Liverpool keeper Alisson, who saved well from Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Christian Eriksen.

    And their failure to capitalise was ruthlessly punished when substitute Divock Origi ensured manager Jurgen Klopp won his first trophy as Liverpool manager by driving low and powerfully past Hugo Lloris with three minutes left.

    Spurs counterpart Mauricio Pochettino took the gamble of selecting England captain and main striker Harry Kane despite his not having played since April because of an ankle injury, replacing semi-final hat-trick hero Lucas Moura, but he had no impact.

    Liverpool lifted the trophy that was taken from their grasp in Ukraine last season and now stand behind only Real Madrid and AC Milan as serial winners of this tournament, the final whistle sparking huge celebrations among players, management and the red wave of supporters in Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

    Listen again: BBC Radio 5 Live higlights
    'Just reward for Liverpool on night of redemption'
    Best night of our football lives - Klopp
    Pochettino wants to 'experience' final again
    Liverpool parade route revealed
    From heartbreak to glory for Salah
    Mohamed Salah
    Mohamed Salah (15) is Liverpool's second highest Champions League scorer behind Steven Gerrard (21)
    One of the enduring images of Liverpool's loss to Real Madrid in Kiev was a tearful Salah being led off midway through the first half as realisation dawned he could not continue with the shoulder injury sustained in a tangle with Sergio Ramos.

    It was a moment that changed the mood inside the stadium and left Liverpool unable to turn the tide once it went against them - so this was an occasion laced with meaning for the world-class Egyptian.

    And his moment came almost instantly when he took responsibility from the penalty spot and powered the ball past Lloris.

    How fitting it was that the player who has contributed so much to Liverpool's renaissance should make such a significant contribution.

    Another major difference from last year's disappointment was the giant presence of Alisson in goal as opposed to the hapless Lloris Karius, who gifted goals to Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale in Kiev.

    Here, the 67m Brazilian was a rock with his safe handling and vital interventions when Liverpool came under stress in the second half.

    Alisson, along with Virgil van Dijk, has given Liverpool the extra dimension that pushed them so close to a first league title in 29 years and has now made them European champions once more.

    Read all the reaction to the game
    How you rated the players

    Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool: 'This is only the start,' says Jurgen Klopp following Champions
    Klopp casts aside 'unlucky loser' tag
    Liverpool manager Klopp knew one sub-plot to this Champions League final, played out in the searing heat of Madrid, would be his grim record of losing six successive finals.

    He had lost three with Liverpool, including in this competition last season, and while no-one can seriously doubt the German's outstanding work it was his legendary Anfield predecessor Bill Shankly who coined the phrase: "First is first and second is nowhere."

    Klopp can now cast off that mantle and instead be known as the manager who restored Liverpool to the pinnacle of European competition.

    Ironically, after a season of sustained brilliance and a single defeat brought the scant reward of second place to Manchester City in the Premier League, this landmark triumph was achieved with one of Liverpool's least sparkling performances for some time.

    That will not matter, however, because Liverpool earned this glory with wins such as those over Bayern Munich in the last 16 and the astonishing 4-0 turnaround against Barcelona at Anfield in the semi-final.

    Klopp was already a much-loved figure - now his name will be written into club folklore.

    Pochettino's Kane gamble comes up short
    Mauricio Pochettino
    Spurs had never reached a Champions League or European Cup final before
    In the end the temptation was simply too much to resist - and it was easy to understand why.

    Pochettino knew his world-class striker Kane was a player who had hurt Liverpool in the past and could hurt them again - so he left out Moura, the scorer of that dramatic hat-trick in the semi-final second leg in Ajax that took Spurs to the final.

    Kane had not played since sustaining another ankle injury in the quarter-final first leg against Manchester City on 9 April and it showed as he failed to exert any influence on the game, Moura introduced belatedly but unable to produce a second miracle.

    Spurs and Pochettino were left heartbroken and perhaps with a sense of missed opportunity, because Liverpool were nowhere near their best and occasionally looked vulnerable.

    Pochettino, however, deserves huge credit for taking Spurs to their first Champions League final without strengthening his squad this season.

    It surely will not be too long before he follows Klopp and wins his first trophy as a manager in England.


    Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool: Spurs need to 'build success' after 'painful' defeat - Pochettino
    Match stats - three shots, three goals for Origi
    Liverpool have won their sixth European Cup - twice as many as any other English team (Manchester United, three).
    Klopp is the fourth Liverpool manager to win the European Cup, after Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Rafael Benitez.
    Klopp is the fifth German manager to win the European Cup, after Dettmar Cramer, Jupp Heynckes, Ottmar Hitzfeld and Udo Lattek but he only the second German to win the trophy with a non-German side (Heynckes with Real Madrid).
    Pochettino has lost both of his major finals as Tottenham manager, also losing the League Cup final against Chelsea in 2015.
    Tottenham appeared in their first ever European Cup final, becoming the eighth English side to do so. The past six first-time finalists have now lost (also Chelsea 2008, Arsenal 2006, Monaco 2004, Bayer Leverkusen 2002 and Valencia 2000).
    Liverpool (35.4%) have become the first side to win the Champions League final despite having less possession than the opposition since Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan beat Bayern Munich in 2010.
    This was the first ever Champions League final without a single card shown.
    Liverpool's Mohamed Salah became the fifth African player to score in a European Cup final after Rabah Madjer, Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba and Sadio Mane.
    Salah's opener for Liverpool was the second fastest goal in a Champions League final (1:48), only behind Paolo Maldini (00:50) for AC Milan versus Liverpool in 2005.
    Origi became only the second Belgian player to score in a Champions League final after Yannick Carrasco for Atletico against Real Madrid in 2016. Origi has scored with all three of his shots in the CL this season.
    Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold (20 years 237 days) is the first ever player aged under 21 to start in consecutive Champions League finals.
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    Shots on Target
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    Last edited by LONDON!; 2nd June '19 at 04:23 PM.

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