Liverpool are champions of Europe!

Mazino Dickson

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For the sixth time, Liverpool have been crowned champions of Europe.

They defeated London side Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 at the Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain on Saturday to win the UEFA Champions League – a year after losing the same title to Real Madrid.

The game had barely begun when French midfielder Moussa Sissoko handled a cross-shot from forward Sadio Mane under 23 seconds.

Egyptian goal-king Mohammed Salah fired in the resultant penalty to give the Merseyside the lead.

Liverpool dominated possession with their aggressive play, fast breaks and intelligent use of the ball.

The main striker for Tottenham Harry Kane was barely on fire; possibly due to match rustiness.

The game was briefly stopped after a fan dressed in swimming suit invaded the pitch.

Fight

In the second half, Spurs took over in search of an equalizer.

With the introduction of Lucas Moura, they peppered the Liverpool goal with 14 shots; but Liverpool goal keeper Alisson Becker produced man-of -the-match saves to keep put the rampant Londoners.

All their efforts were in vain as Super-sub Divock Origi made himself a folk hero in Liverpool with a sweet strike on 87 minutes to give Liverpool a memorable end to their season.

Having lost the English Premier League title to Manchester City by a single point, Jurgen Klopp and his boys can take delight as they are now masters of the European football scene.