Jurgen Klopp described Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Tottenham in the Champions League final as the ‘best night of our lives’.
After all the hype and build-up, ultimately, it was a game that was lacking a lot of quality, but Liverpool became European champions for a sixth time thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi.
In what was only the second all-Premier League Champions League final, Salah got Liverpool off to the perfect start from the spot inside the first two minutes after Moussa Sissoko was contentiously adjudged to have handled the ball inside the box.
Spurs had plenty of opportunities to draw themselves level throughout the game, but following on from his heroics against Barcelona, Divock Origi came off the bench to ensure that the European Cup would be heading to the North West of England rather than the South East.
After being forced to defend his record of losing the last six finals he has taken part in, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed his side’s achievement’s, describing it as the best night of his life.
“I am so happy for the boys all these people, and my family. They suffer for me, they deserve it more than anybody,” Klopp told BT Sport.
“Did you ever see a team like, this, fighting with no fuel in the tank? And we have a keeper who makes difficult things look easy.
“It is the best night of our lives.
“It took a while, it is important for our development and improvement, This little mark helps a lot, now we can carry on. The owners never put pressure on us.
Asked about the comparisons to the German tradition of throwing beer around during trophy celebrations, Klopp seemed disappointed that he hadn’t been able to enjoy an alcoholic drink.
“Normally 20 minutes after the game I am half p*ssed, but now I have only had water!”