Liverpool’s Tottenham Champions League final win is great news for Chelsea

Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano with Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi scoring the only goal of the game in the 2nd minute.

The Egypt international converted from 12 yards after Moussa Sissoko was adjudged to have handled inside the area.

Liverpool were not at their blockbuster best against Tottenham but got the job done, ensuring they win the Champions League for the sixth time in their history.

For Spurs, though, it means that their sparkling European campaign ends with nothing to show for it.

And the result means Chelsea remain the only London-based team to win the Champions League.

The Blues won the trophy in 2012 when Roberto Di Matteo ruled the roost at Stamford Bridge.

And no team from the capital has been able to do the same – before or after.

Chelsea needed two cracks at the prize, having lost to Manchester United four years before their triumph.

Arsenal, meanwhile, made the 2006 Champions League final.

But the Gunners were beaten by Barcelona with goals from Samuel Eto’o and Julian Belletti giving them the win.

For Liverpool, this could now be the start of something special.

The Reds have had a remarkable campaign, finishing just a single point behind Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title.

And with a squad this young and talented, few would bet against them going one better next season.

Chelsea will have another crack at winning the Champions league next season.

The Blues were out of the tournament this year but won the Europa League, beating Arsenal 4-1 in the final in Baku on Wednesday night.

Whether they can dethrone Liverpool as European champions, however, is something time will tell.

Chelsea are likely to have a new manager next season with Maurizio Sarri poised to join Juventus.

Regarding Tottenham, meanwhile, it will be a case of going again next term. With, or without, Pochettino at the helm.

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