Liverpool won another European Cup – beating Tottenham in Madrid
Goals from Mohamed Salah – from the penalty spot inside two minutes – and Divock Origi put Liverpool’s name on the trophy.
And Jordan Henderson then lifted it above his head to the job of Liverpool fans all over the world.
It was seventh time lucky for Jurgen Klopp, who finally ended his miserable record in finals.
The match though was drab, with the biggest talking point the controversial penalty where Sadio Mane kicked the ball against Moussa Sissoko’s arm and a first half streaker who disturbed play momentarily.
But afterwards Klopp saluted his family for following him around the world and the players playing on empty.
“I am so happy for the boys all these people, and my family,” he said. “They suffer for me, they deserve it more than anybody.
“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 professional lives.
Liverpool beat Tottenham thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi
Liverpool beat Tottenham in Madrid to win the Champions League
“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.
“Normally 20 minutes after the game I am half drunk, but now I have only had water!”
Liverpool skipper Henderson described it as the best night of his life and heralded Clop’s contribution.
“Without this manager this is impossible,” he said. “You go through tough times in a season, but what he has done since coming in is unbelievable.
“There’s such a togetherness, he has created a special dressing room – all the praise goes to the manager.
“I’m so proud to be a part of this football club and to cap it with this is so special to me .
“I just try to give my best every time I play football and to help my team no matter what. I’ve had tough times but I’ve kept going – just as this club has.
“It’s the best moment of my life, this is what I dreamed of since I was a kid.
“It’s not about me, it’s not about me being captain or lifting the trophy, it’s about this club, these players, this manager. Now we must keep going and kick on.”
Mauricio Pochettino praised Liverpool and said he believed his Tottenham team could be back at this stage in the future.
“I feel very proud about their effort, how we fight,” he said.
“We were unlucky, we concede a goal on a penalty. We were fighting, and we played so well in the second half. I feel so proud, a little bit unlucky.
“To start 1-0 down from the start was tough, we changed our plans but we are very proud of these players and these fans. We can be optimistic.
“That [penalty] was the circumstance we cannot manage or prepare for. You can never believe you will be 1-0 down after a minute. Mentally it was very tough, it’s about learning and experience, like Liverpool were in this position last year.
“I am so pleased to manage this group of players, but congratulations to Liverpool.
“The standards are so high, it wasn’t enough today. It’s a shame. You want to experience this again and repeat it. It is the best game in the world after the World Cup.
“It’s about trying, believing and building the journey so it happens again as soon as possible.”