There is little doubt this Champions league competition has been one of the most memorable with a number of stunning comeback victories. This including the remarkable night at Anfield as Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0 to progress through to the final in Madrid. It was a similar story in the other semi-final as Tottenham reached the final following an incredible victory over Ajax.
The final was far from a stellar performance from Liverpool but they got over the line, which was a sign of a quality side. They got off to a flying start with the penalty award inside a minute, before Divock Origi came off the bench to net the winner in the 97th minute.
This 2-0 victory in the final capped off an incredible season for Liverpool, as they picked up their sixth European cup, further extending their dominance over other English clubs. This also pushed them above both Bayern Munich and Barcelona as the third most successful club in the competition, behind Milan and Real Madrid.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 1, 2019
Liverpool have now reached the final of the Champions league for two years in succession and are now firmly the dominant force in European football. This was also their first victory since the incredible 2005 comeback success over Milan. Could they now do it again next season? They are as big as 9/1 behind market leaders Barcelona and Manchester City. They are already proving popular selections with punters using the SugarHouse casino bonus code, as they look to reach the final for the third year in succession.
This victory was very much deserved for the incredible season for the club, that saw them miss out on the title to Manchester City on the final day of the season. They continue their incredible rise under manager Jurgen Klopp and will again be expected to challenge Manchester City for the Premier league title next season. This was also the first trophy for the manager at the club as they were crowned champions of Europe. This was also Liverpool’s first trophy in seven years, with their last coming in the Carabao cup back in 2012.
Klopp has improved Liverpool dramatically since taking over in October 2015, which is now likely to see him offered a new bumper deal from the owners Fenway Sports group. They will want to keep him for the long term as the club continue to improve and remain one of the leading forces in the sport. His current contract is due to expire in 2022, so this is likely to happen sooner than later. This figure is rumoured to be a salary of £10 million a year, which would be a big rise from his current £7 million a year deal.