Liverpool F.C. are the winners of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League tournament. The Reds win are crowned champions for the first time since 2005, thus avenging their loss in the final last year against Real Madrid. Winning the title for the sixth time, Liverpool passes both Barcelona and Bayern Munich for third most Champions League titles.
After failing to secure the Premier League title, Liverpool couldn’t allow themselves to finish out the season without a title. Manager Jurgen Klopp is the fourth Liverpool manager to lead the club to a Champions League title victory. Furthermore, Klopp’s title victory fulfills a promise he made in a press conference on his first day as Liverpool’s manager.
On the other hand, this victory snaps Klopp’s six-game losing in finals. Coming into this final, Klopp was 0-3 in the finals of the Champions League.
Furthermore, Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is the fifth different African to score in a Champions League final. Salah’s goal in the final is the second quickest in Champions League final history at one minute and forty-eight seconds. After suffering an injury in the final last year, Salah rectifies the painful memory. In addition, Salah is the first Egyptian in history to win the Champions League.
Winning the Champions League gives Liverpool some pride and motivation heading the next season. The club is set to compete in the next Champions League tournament and as defending champions, they’re a favorite to hoist the title at the conclusion of the 2019/20 tournament. The Group Stage draw for the next tournament takes place on the 29th of August.
The team now begins their off-season in preparation for next season. Next month, they’ll play a series of exhibition games. The Premier League schedule for the 2019/20 season is set for release next week.