Robertson Relieved After Champions League Final Win

Robertson Relieved After Champions League Final Win

"Liverpool have been brilliant for a couple of years now and it's great Jurgen Klopp's team have had this moment after pushing Man City so far in the league".

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.

A rock-solid Alisson denied a largely absent Harry Kane in stoppage time, but Liverpool got the job done for their first piece of silverware since 2012, but what a jewel to have won.

The midfielder was withdrawn on 82 minutes for Fernando Llorente with his side 1-0 down following Mohamed Salah's second-minute penalty.

However, a sixth European Cup, which took them ahead of Barcelona and Bayern Munich on the all-time list and means they only trail AC Milan on seven triumphs and Real Madrid with 13, will help to compensate for that disappointment.

Ironically, it was Moura's sensational second-half hat-trick against Ajax Amsterdam that not only sent Tottenham into their first Champions League final, but also extended their season long enough for Kane to recover from an ankle ligament injury.

Mauricio Pochettino's decision to start Harry Kane after almost two months out did not pay off, and he is still looking for his first trophy after five years in charge. Mauricio Pochettino's side managed just two, neither of them on-target.

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It's a fitting end foran electric season that had threatened to end with nothing.

Most likely the suffocating Madrid heat stifled the players and prevented this from being like a typical Premier League clash.

The South Korean even got an open look at Alisson's goal, only to send a blistering effort directly at the sure-handed Brazilian. But Kane hardly touched the ball as Tottenham waited until the 70th minute to spring into life.

Should Tottenham beat Liverpool it will be Pochettino's first trophy since becoming manager of the club in 2014.

The Reds were the overwhelming favorite, of course, and came within a point of a Premier League title last month that would've been their first in three decades.

The penalty was awarded after Moussa Sissoko unintentionally blocked a pass by Sadio Mané with his arm less than 30 seconds into the game.

"To be two years in a row in the Champions League final is something we hope to be every year, but we know how hard it is to reach it". And this is completely different this year, so it's for them as well.

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