Toe Poke Daily: Liverpool’s Klopp celebrated Champions League win by singing ‘Let’s Talk About Six, Baby!’

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Mo Salah’s penalty and Divock Origi’s late strike secured Liverpool’s emphatic 2-0 win in the Champions League final vs. Spurs.
Liverpool legend Steve Nicol was in Madrid to watch his beloved Reds win the Champions League, but relief rather than joy was his overriding emotion.
Steve Nicol hails the impact of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson and defender Virgil van Dijk in keeping Tottenham at bay in the Reds’ Champions League Final triumph.
Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol slams Spurs’ performance in the UCL Final, and Craig Burley accuses Mauricio Pochettino of ‘weak management’.
Jurgen Klopp doesn’t want to sit in a press conference breaking down how Liverpool won the Champions League; he just wants to enjoy that they won.
Mauricio Pochettino feels Tottenham were the aggressors in the final vs. Liverpool, but conceding an early penalty impacted their plans.

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Liverpool emerged victorious from a hot, cloying Champions League final after beating Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid on Saturday, and manager Jurgen Klopp reacted exactly as you would expect.

The German coach was finally able to revel in a European final victory having come so close on so many occasions previously in his career.

– Champions League final: ESPN FC coverage
– ‘Kloppelganger’ mobbed on streets of Madrid

The 51-year-old, eyes already a little bleary, couldn’t help but break into song while being interviewed after the final whistle on Norwegian TV.

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– Liverpool ratings: 8/10 Alisson, Van Dijk set foundation for victory
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– Project Madrid: Liverpool fans go wild

Divock Origi: The world’s most lethal striker

It might not sound right saying it out loud, but Liverpool super-sub Divock Origi is statistically speaking, as of the 2019 Champions League final, the most lethal striker in world football this season.

The Belgium international found the net with all 100 percent of his shots in the 2018-19 Champions League — all three of them! That’s two goals from two attempts in the 4-0 semifinal comeback win over Barcelona, and one from one after coming on in the final against Tottenham to score the title-clinching second late on.

How’s that for a ratio? That’s 117 minutes on the pitch, three shots, three goals and one trophy at the end of it all.

Amazingly, Origi can also boast a goal every 96 minutes this season, including the winning goal in the Merseyside derby and an important (at least it was at the time) winner against Newcastle during Liverpool’s title run-in.

Ruthless.

Wenger and Mourinho watch final side by side

The 2019 Champions League final played host to one of the most remarkable sights we’ve ever seen in football: Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger actually agreeing on something!

The pair have had plenty of run-ins down the years as managers, but they appeared to get on well as they shared punditry duties for the final.

Spurs fans’ epic flight woe

It should have been the trip of a lifetime to watch their beloved football team play in a Champions League final but unfortunately a group of Tottenham fans fell victim to the travel gods on their way to Madrid.

However bad it was for the 62,000 Spurs supporters who watched a screening of the final at the club’s new stadium, or the millions who watched around the world, they could have had it a lot worse.



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