Jurgen Klopp recalls standout moment from Liverpool’s Champions League final win

Jurgen Klopp has recalled his favourite moment from Liverpool's Champions League final triumph over Tottenham last year.

Liverpool defeated Spurs 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on June 1, winning the club's sixth European Cup.

It was the first trophy the Reds had won under Klopp, but more were soon to follow as the manager guided his side to UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup success.

Liverpool's win in Madrid came courtesy of a penalty from Mohamed Salah, followed by a late striker from Divock Origi to make the victory safe in the closing minutes.

Origi had already made himself a hero by scoring twice in the Reds' stunning semi-final comeback from 3-0 down against Barcelona a year ago today.

And it is his goal that Klopp remembers most vividly about the final, after the Belgian striker connected with a slick pass from Joel Matip to send Reds fans into raptures.

Asked what was the moment that for him stood out from the final, Klopp told BT Sport: “The wonderful Divock Origi goal.

"It was not our best game – it was not the best game of Tottenham.

“It was a final, we had to learn that as a team that we needed to win these kind of average games.

“We needed to accept that if we do not perform at our best, then we need to do other things to win."

Before the Champions League triumph in Madrid, Klopp has guided Liverpool to three cup final defeats – in the previous season's competition, as well as in the Europa League and League Cup.


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