From Paris down to Turkey: Reliving Liverpool’s nine European Cup finals

Ahead of Jürgen Klopp’s side facing Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid at the Stade de France in Saturday night’s Champions League final, Jim Nichol-Turner recalls each of the Reds’ previous appearances in the continent’s biggest club game…

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Over the years, Liverpool Football Club have acquired a deep connection with the formerly known European Cup, and the present day UEFA Champions League. Tomorrow, Paris will host the 68th European Cup / UEFA Champions League final, and it’ll be Liverpool’s tenth. Of those nine previous finals, as we all know, the Reds have lifted the trophy on six miraculous occasions. As you’re reading this, I’m going to take you through those years that have led up to the prospect of Jordan Henderson lifting the seventh in the competition, at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris.

1977 – Liverpool 3-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Our journey begins back in the 1976/77 season, it was Bob Paisley’s third season at the club and they were the defending First Division (Premier League) champions from 1975/76. This meant that they would have the chance to compete against Europe’s elite in the European Cup. Liverpool were also defending champions of the UEFA Cup (UEFA Europa League), after beating Club Brugge over two legs.

The 1976/77 season of the European Cup boasted names such as Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Torino, PSV Eindhoven, Saint-Étienne, Rangers, Benfica and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Liverpool began their campaign being drawn against Northern Ireland side Crusaders, and cruised to a 7-0 aggregate win, after winning 2-0 at home, and then 5-0 away. Aggregate victory against Turkish club Trabzonspor set up a mouth-watering quarter-final tie against Saint-Étienne. The Reds lost the first leg of the tie away in France 1-0, thanks to French midfielder Dominique Bathenay, but secured a remarkable comeback at Anfield, winning 3-1 (3-2 on aggregate) through goals from Kevin Keegan, Ray Kennedy and David Fairclough, putting Liverpool through to the semi-finals, where they faced Swiss outfit Zürich. This proved to be a seemingly unchallenging tie, as Paisley’s men marched past them 6-1 on aggregate, meaning they would play in their first ever European Cup final, in Rome against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Liverpool were ahead inside half an hour through Terry McDermott, before a superb Allan Simonsen strike brought the West Germans level in the second half. Tommy Smith put Liverpool back in front with 25 minutes left to play, and a well-taken Phil Neal penalty secured a 3-1 victory for the Reds at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, bringing the European Cup to Anfield for the first time.

This would be the start of something very special in this competition.

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1978 – Liverpool 1, Club Brugge 0

As European Cup holders, and winners of the 1977 domestic league title, the Reds would have a chance to retain their European crown, with the 1978 final being hosted at Wembley in London.

Liverpool received a bye into the second round of the competition in 1977/78, where they faced East German club Dynamo Dresden who now play in the second tier of German league football, and were relegated to the third tier this season. Bob Paisley’s men swept away Dresden after a comfortable 5-1 win at Anfield in the first leg, before completing the job in East Germany, losing 2-1 on the night, progressing 6-3 on aggregate. This meant that Liverpool would play Portuguese club Benfica, led by manager John Mortimore, in the quarter-final of the European Cup. Once again, this proved to be no real challenge for the mighty Liverpool, as goals from Jimmy Case and Emlyn Hughes secured a 2-1 away victory, and then subsequently, Ian Callaghan, Kenny Dalglish, Terry McDermott and Phil Neal all added to the aggregate tally at Anfield, to earn an impressive 4-1 win (6-2 on aggregate).

The semi-finals brought Liverpool to West Germany to play Borussia Mönchengladbach, who were out for revenge after the defeat in the final, just a year ago. It seemed as if redemption was on the cards for Die Fohlen, after they beat Liverpool 2-1 in the first leg. Liverpool faced an uphill struggle in the second-leg of the European Cup semi-final against M’gladbach. Strikes from Ray Kennedy, Kenny Dalglish and Jimmy Case gave the Reds a 3-0 victory. They were on their way to London.

In the other semi-final, Belgian giants Club Brugge made a comeback of their own, against Juventus, winning 2-1 on aggregate after a 1-0 away defeat. So, the final had been decided, it would be Bob Paisley’s Liverpool against Ernst Happel’s Club Brugge.

It would prove to be a relatively undramatic final, with a singular goal from Kenny Dalglish in the second half proving to be the difference between the two clubs in London. Liverpool won 1-0 and Emlyn Hughes lifted the most prestigious trophy on earth for a second time.

Liverpool had done what no English club had done before at the time, they won the European Cup back-to-back. The ribbons were red, yet again.

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1981 – Liverpool 1-0 Real Madrid

Familiar opponents? Not at the time. The final of the 1980/81 European Cup would be the first meeting in history between the Reds and Los Blancos. Not known at the time, but this would be the first of three (yes, three) European Cup / UEFA Champions League finals between the clubs, which is a competition record. Let’s relive how Bob Paisley led Liverpool to Paris in 1981…

The Reds were drawn against Finnish champions, Oulun Palloseura, who now play in the Finnish second tier. On paper, this seemed like an easy bye into the second round, but a stubborn opposition forced Liverpool to settle with a 1-1 draw, with McDermott scoring Liverpool’s away goal. This set the tie up nicely for a return leg at Anfield, with a potential shock on the cards early doors in this season’s European Cup. However, all hopes of an upset were quickly dismissed, as Liverpool handed a 10-1 thrashing to progress 11-2 on aggregate to the second round of the European Cup, with hat-tricks from both Terry McDermott and Graeme Souness.

Here, they met Scottish club, Aberdeen. Over two legs, goals from McDermott, Phil Neal, Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen and an own goal from Willie Miller gave Liverpool a 5-0 aggregate victory, putting the Reds into the quarter-finals, where they would play CSKA Sofia, from Bulgaria. A hat-trick from Souness helped Liverpool to a 5-1 win in the first leg at Anfield, and a subsequent 1-0 away success guided the Merseysiders into the semi-finals of the European Cup, and the fans were believing yet again. The semi-finals were set, it would be Liverpool against Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid against Inter Milan. Los Blancos beat Inter to head to the final. Liverpool got the job done over two legs against the Bavarians, winning on away goals after a 1-1 stalemate in Munich.

The final was between six-time winners Real Madrid and two-time winners Liverpool, at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France. A late winner from Alan Kennedy saw Bob Paisley’s men lift the European Cup for a third time, and football fans and critics from across the globe firmly viewed Liverpool as European royalty from here. These European Cup triumphs were becoming routine for Paisley’s boys in red. This would be the last time Paisley led the club to a European Cup win, as he left at the end of the 1982/83 season.

1984 – Liverpool 1-1 Roma (Liverpool win 4-2 on pens)

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Liverpool were heading into the 1983/84 season of the European Cup knowing that the final would be in familiar surroundings for the club, as the venue was the Stadio Olimpico, in Rome, the same ground where the Reds lifted their first of now three European Cup titles. It was Joe Fagan’s turn to lead this great club to more European glory.

The Reds began their 1983/84 campaign with a trip to Danish club, OB, and disposed of them with a 5-0 Anfield thrashing after a 1-0 away win, earning a 6-0 aggregate victory. In the second round, a singular goal from Ian Rush secured a second-leg 1-0 away win (1-0 on aggregate) over Spanish outfit Athletic Bilbao, setting up a quarter-final clash with a familiar European foe, Benfica. The first leg was at Anfield, and Ian Rush’s 67th minute strike ensured Liverpool would travel to Portugal with a sketchy and almost vulnerable 1-0 lead. This proved, however, not to be vulnerable whatsoever, as a double from Ronnie Whelan, and goals from Ian Rush and Craig Johnston delivered a 4-1 away win, which saw Liverpool progress to the semi-finals 5-1 on aggregate.

In the semi-final, they would be poised with the challenge of taking down Romanian outfit Dinamo București. It was Sam Allardyce’s future side-kick Sammy Lee who scored the winning goal in a 1-0 home victory, before a double from Ian Rush in the return leg in Romania saw Liverpool win 2-1, ensuing a 3-1 aggregate triumph. The Reds were heading back to Rome, to play non other than the stadium occupants themselves, Roma.

Phil Neal tapped home an early goal from close range to put Liverpool 1-0 up, and seemingly on their way to their fourth European Cup in their fourth final. However, just minutes before half-time, Roma forward Roberto Pruzzo looped in a brilliant header past Grobbelaar to send the Roma section of the Stadio Olimpico into raptures. After 90 minutes ended, and with the match still at a stalemate, the game went to an additional 30 minutes to determine the European Cup champions. The score, though, remained at 1-1 after 120. For the first time in European Cup Final history, a penalty shootout would decide the winners.

Steve Nicol was the first to step up for the Reds, and his effort was skied. Di Bartolomei made no mistake and put Roma ahead in the shootout. However, Liverpool would score all remaining four penalties through Phil Neal, Graeme Souness, Ian Rush and Alan Kennedy, whose spot-kick won the European Cup after Francesco Graziani failed to score. Liverpool were champions for the fourth time, and Graeme Souness lifted aloft the European Cup.

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1985 – Liverpool 0-1 Juventus

There’s no where else to begin discussing the 1985 European Cup final, without taking a moment to remember the 39 mostly Juventus supporters who died in the Heysel disaster.

The journey to the 1984/85 European Cup final in Brussels began in Poland, where Liverpool took on Lech Poznań. The Reds would win the first round tie easily, with a 5-0 aggregate win, after a 1-0 away win and a comfortable home leg, with the Reds putting four past the Polish champions. This saw Fagan’s Liverpool play Benfica (again) in the European Cup, in the second round of the competition. A fantastic hat-trick from Ian Rush put Liverpool in the driver’s seat heading to Portugal, where they would scrape through to the quarter-finals, after a 1-0 defeat (winning 3-2 on aggregate).

In the quarter-finals, it was Austria Wien waiting to take on the four-time champions of Europe. Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw in Vienna. The second leg at Anfield saw the Reds dispatch of their opponents comfortably, scoring four past the Austrian champions, with goals from Steve Nicol, an own-goal from Erich Obermayer and a double from Paul Walsh, securing a 4-1 home win (5-2 on aggregate). This meant that Liverpool played Panathinaikos in the semi-finals, with Brussels in view. The Reds battered the Greek side 4-0 at Anfield, before capping off the tie with a 1-0 away win in Greece. After Juventus beat Bordeaux, the final would be Joe Fagan’s Liverpool against Giovanni Trapattoni’s Juventus.

The final was postponed and there were doubts as to whether the game should go ahead after the deeply saddening and disturbing scenes before kick off. A Michel Platini penalty in the 58th minute secured a 1-0 win for Juventus. It was Liverpool’s first European Cup final defeat, but it felt frivolous to even discuss the football at this time of great mourning. 

In Memoria e Amicizia.

2005 – Liverpool 3-3 AC Milan (Liverpool win 3-2 on pens)

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After a 20-year absence from a European Cup final, Liverpool were back and played Italian giants AC Milan in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final. It was Rafa Benítez’s first season in charge of Liverpool and, boy, did it have the conclusion it deserved.

The 2004/05 UEFA Champions League season began for Liverpool in Group A, where they were partnered with Monaco, Olympiacos and Deportivo La Coruña. Heading into the final matchday of the group stages, Liverpool needed to beat Olympiacos 1-0 at Anfield, but if Olympiacos scored, they would need to win by two clear goals. Rivaldo scored inside half an hour to put Olympiacos 1-0 up, and Liverpool supporters feared the worst. At half-time, they knew they had to score three goals or face being dumped into the UEFA Cup for the remainder of the season. Sinama Pongolle scored early in the second half to put Liverpool level at 1-1, before Neil Mellor scored in the 81st minute, which put the Reds 2-1 up. Still needing another goal to send Liverpool to the round of 16, up steps Mellor, with a lovely cushioned header for Gerrard! Steven Gerrard scored with just minutes remaining on the clock to put Liverpool 3-1 up against Olympiacos, and the Reds were through to the knockout rounds.

In the round of 16, Liverpool faced Bayer Leverkusen, where a 3-1 win at home, and a 3-1 win in Germany secured a 6-2 route to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Waiting in the quarter-finals would be Juventus, who were the runners-up of the competition as recently as 2003, they boasted one of the strongest lineups in European football, but were hammered an early blow at Anfield, as goals from Sami Hyypiä and Luis García put Liverpool 2-0 up inside half an hour. The legendary defender that is Fabio Cannavaro halved the deficit in the second half and gave hope with an away goal for Juventus in the second leg. Liverpool would hold on, however, with a 0-0 draw in Italy, meaning the Reds would progress to the semi-finals.

Hope was starting to build, and fans looked to a potential final in Istanbul. Firstly, they had to get past José Mourinho’s Chelsea in the semi-finals. A 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge set up a mouthwatering second leg at Anfield. It would be the infamous early “ghost goal” by Luis García, when he scored a speculative goal that is still argued about to this day. Back in 2005, goal-line technology wasn’t a thing, referees relied on the linesman to give the signal as to whether the ball crossed the line or not. As to my opinion, I personally don’t think it did cross the line, which makes it even funnier that Liverpool would go on to win the most dramatic of Champions League finals in the competition’s history. That García “goal” saw Liverpool win 1-0 on aggregate against Chelsea, and that meant they would face AC Milan in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final.

On paper, AC Milan were levels above Liverpool. In fact, many thought the game was over before it even started. This Milan side boasted names such as Dida in goal, Cafu, Nesta, Stam, Maldini, Pirlo, Gattuso, Seedorf, Kaka, Shevchenko, Crespo. There truly were superstars in every position playing in AC Milan white. This disparity between the two clubs was mirrored by the half-time score, when goals from Paolo Maldini and a double from Hernán Crespo put the Italian team 3-0 up at the interval.

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Liverpool were dead and buried. No coming back from 3-0 down, especially not against this AC Milan side. No doubt, football analysts and statisticians would have been frantically looking up for the all-time records of heaviest European defeats. That was the way it was heading. Three would with no doubt turn into four, then five, then six. You can imagine the scenes, a desolate, emptying out Liverpool end, with fans just wanting the pain of watching goal after goal being conceded to end. Nonetheless, you remember, Liverpool are one of the best supported clubs in the world, and at half-time, instead of jeering and booing the players, the Liverpool supporters serenaded the Atatürk Olympic Stadium with a beautiful rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone, something that prompted the greatest second half in football history.

Gerrard’s header gave hope. 3-1. Vladimír Šmicer’s long-distance strike delivered expectation. 3-2. Gerrard brought down, Liverpool penalty. Xabi Alonso steps up, Dida saves, Alonso gets the rebound. 3-3. All within the space of six minutes. The most remarkable comeback seen in European history. From 3-0 down, to level it at 3-3.

A fantastic save from Dudek took the game to extra-time, where heroic defending from the Liverpool backline took the 2005 Champions League final to a penalty shootout. Serginho stepped up first for AC Milan, and blazed his penalty over the bar. Didi Hamaan delivered from the spot, Liverpool lead. Pirlo has his penalty saved, and Cissé scores, it’s 2-0 in the shootout. Tomasson scores, and Dida saves John Arne Riise’s penalty to give AC Milan hope. Kaká then dispatches and it’s 2-2. Šmicer does his job for the Reds and now Liverpool are leading 3-2 in the penalty shootout and Shevchenko must score for AC Milan. He stepped up and tried to chip Dudek, but the goalkeeper got a valiant glove to it. Liverpool were the champions of Europe for a fifth time.

24-year-old Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy. The legacy of a previous generation had been matched by Rafa’s remarkable story of the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League campaign.

I will stand by the opinion that the 2005 Liverpool winners were by far the weakest Liverpool team to win the competition of the six triumphs. They were by no means the greatest team, but my word, were they able to create the greatest moment.

2007 – Liverpool 1-2 AC Milan

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Liverpool’s seventh UEFA Champions League final came in Athens two years after the heroics of Istanbul, against the same opponents, who were looking for revenge.

The 2006/07 Champions League campaign saw Liverpool firstly pitted in Group C, against PSV Eindhoven, Bordeaux and Galatasaray. A relatively undramatic group stage saw Benítez’s Reds finish top of the group with 13 points, with PSV Eindhoven finishing runners-up. 

This put Liverpool up against the holders of the competition, Barcelona. They had beaten Arsenal 2-1 in the 2006 Champions League final in Paris and were looking to go back-to-back. Deco put them ahead in the first half, and they led 1-0 at the Camp Nou until the 43rd minute when Craig Bellamy lit up the grand stadium with an equaliser to take Liverpool level with an away goal into half-time. A late Riise goal saw Liverpool walk away with a remarkable 2-1 lead. They would go on to lose 1-0 at home, but progressed on away goals to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The quarter-finals saw Liverpool against group stage opponents PSV Eindhoven. The Reds collected an easy 3-0 away victory, before sealing their place in the semi-finals with a 1-0 home win thanks to a goal from Peter Crouch. The semi-finals put the Reds against Chelsea (again). This time it was a lot more nervy as Liverpool faced an uphill struggle after losing 1-0 to the Blues at Stamford Bridge. They were able to pull it back to 1-1 on aggregate with a 1-0 win at Anfield, and the game went as far as to extra-time and then a penalty shootout to decide who will be playing in Athens. Liverpool won the shootout 4-1 and booked their spot.

It looked like it would be Manchester United for Liverpool in the final, as Sir Alex Ferguson’s boys won the first leg at Old Trafford 3-2. They lost the second leg at the San Siro 3-0, though, and AC Milan would be travelling to Athens to play Liverpool.

No dramatics in this final, as AC Milan would seal their revenge for 2005. A double from Filippo Inzaghi put the Italians 2-0 up, before a late goal from Dirk Kuyt pulled the score back to 2-1 in the 89th minute. However, the score would remain, and AC Milan would win their seventh European Cup, as Liverpool lost a European Cup final for the second time.

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2018 – Liverpool 1-3 Real Madrid

After years of mediocrity that followed Rafa Benítez’s departure from the club, Liverpool eventually found their man. In 2016/17, Jürgen Klopp secured Champions League qualification for the Reds and at the first time of asking in the 2017/18 season, they would remarkably reach the final in Kiev, against familiar final opponents, Real Madrid.

The 2017/18 season put Liverpool against Maribor, Spartak Moscow and Sevilla in Group E. Liverpool would collect 3 wins and 3 draws and finish top of the group with 12 points, to head to the round of 16 along with Sevilla. Notable wins in the group stage included two 7-0 thrashings of both Maribor and Spartak Moscow.

This was still a Liverpool side that was being built under Jürgen Klopp, and was nowhere near the finished product. Fans always dream about the ‘what-ifs’ but nobody thought Liverpool were favourites to go far in the Champions League this season. They had a favourable draw, however, in the round of 16 against Porto, and lit up the Estádio do Dragão by beating the eventual Portuguese champions, 5-0. They took five away goals back to Anfield, where the second leg was a stalemate 0-0. Liverpool were through to the quarter-finals.

Many people wouldn’t have tipped Liverpool to go much further than the quarter-finals at the start of the season, especially not when they found out they would have to face arguably the most in-form team in the world: Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Liverpool had handed Guardiola’s side their first defeat in the Premier League of the 2017/18 season in January, but they weren’t favourites heading into this tie.

The Liverpool faithful unearthed a previous generation’s belief of the ‘70s and ‘80s successes in Europe, in a bid to propel Liverpool against all odds against Man City, and they did. Liverpool were 3-0 up inside half an hour at Anfield in the first leg, and took this 3-0 lead to the Etihad a week later, and with a 2-1 away win, they secured a historic and monumental 5-1 aggregate win. Liverpool had reached the semi-finals and would play Roma. The Italians came to Anfield and found themselves 5-0 down before scoring two late away goals to take a 5-2 loss to the Stadio Olimpico. Liverpool were ahead on aggregate, but it was nowhere near done yet. They travelled to a stadium where they had lifted the European Cup twice before, and made history. Despite losing 4-2 to Roma, they made it through 7-6 on aggregate and set up a final tie in Kiev, against Real Madrid, who were looking to go for three titles in a row.

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Liverpool had been led the entire season by the phenomenal signing of Mohamed Salah, and there was no doubt he wanted to light up the final. He was stopped from doing this after Sergio Ramos injured the Egyptian and he was forced off for Adam Lallana just half an hour into the final. Two howlers from Loris Karius and a worldie from Gareth Bale secured Real Madrid a 13th Champions League title, with a 3-1 win.

One of the few positives from this final was that it was followed by the arrivals of Fabinho, Naby Keïta and Alisson, who would all lead Liverpool to European glory next season. Oh, and it was the final were Liverpool fans went viral for singing along to Dua Lipa’s One Kiss.

2019 – Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Liverpool were back again in 2019, and this time made it count. Let’s remind ourselves how they did it, because it was remarkable.

The Reds were put into Group C of the Champions League, alongside Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade. The main story of the group stage was Liverpool’s horrendous away form, the Reds lost 1-0 away at Napoli, 2-1 away Paris, and 2-0 away at Red Star, they headed into the final matchday of the group stages at Anfield against Napoli, where, similarly to 2004/05 against Olympiacos, they needed to win 1-0 or, if they conceded, by two clear goals to progress to the knockout stage. Mohamed Salah, of course, scored to put Liverpool in front and they took this 1-0 lead throughout the game to the final whistle. Alisson was the hero of the game, however, after he pulled off an astonishing save against Milik, a goal which would’ve seen Liverpool dumped into the Europa League.

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Liverpool’s lucky escape from Group C set up a seemingly ominous tie against Bayern Munich. After a 0-0 draw at Anfield, Liverpool scored early through Sadio Mané before a Joël Matip own-goal had the score at a tantalising 1-1 at half-time in Germany. Goals from Virgil van Dijk and another from Sadio Mané secured a 3-1 win and Liverpool were through to the quarter-finals, where they would dispatch of Porto (again) by an aggregate winning score of five goals (6-1 on aggregate). They would play against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in the semi-finals, with a chance of making back-to-back finals.

Former Red, Luis Suárez scored to put Barcelona 1-0 ahead at the Camp Nou, before Messi poked an easy finish to double the hosts’ lead and then thunder-bolted in a superb free kick to give Barcelona a 3-0 win. Liverpool had it all to do at Anfield. They would also be without Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, meaning the Reds lined up with a front three of Sadio Mané, Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri. Two goals from the Belgian striker and two goals from super sub Georginio Wijnaldum helped Liverpool to a remarkable comeback against Barcelona, on par with Istanbul ’05. A famously cheeky corner from youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold caught out Barcelona and Liverpool were through to the final in Madrid. They would play Tottenham Hotspur.

Going into this final, Liverpool were heavy favourites, and you can understand why. They had just beaten Barcelona 4-0 with a semi-depleted team sheet, and also finished the season in the Premier League with 97 points, the highest in the club’s history at the time, but still somehow finished 2nd behind Manchester City.

It was the best start imaginable for the Reds, who won a penalty just 23 seconds into the final, after a handball by Sissoko. Mohamed Salah took the penalty, and Liverpool were ahead in the 2nd minute of the Champions League final. Excellent defending throughout the game culminated in an eventual, typical Divock Origi late goal, to seal the Champions League for Liverpool.

Jordan Henderson lifted the trophy a year after losing in Kiev. Liverpool won their sixth European Cup and thus cemented themselves as bonafide legends at the football club.

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2022 – Liverpool vs Real Madrid

Three years on from the triumph in Madrid, and Liverpool are back for their tenth European Cup final, and hoping to lift their seventh title in the competition. Liverpool have overcome an incredibly tough group stage, with opponents AC Milan, Atlético Madrid and, of course, familiar foes Porto. They then beat Italian champions Inter Milan 2-1 on aggregate, before a goal fest quarter-final against Benfica (6-4 winners on aggregate) and then beating Europa League holders Villarreal 5-2 on aggregate in the semi-finals.

Real Madrid this season have been a bit of an enigma, and to be honest, I can’t actually figure out if they’re any good, which sounds preposterous to even say given they’re in a Champions League final. They haven’t always been impressive this season and, despite winning La Liga, they have often played on the back foot in Europe, but remarkably seem to find a way.

Tomorrow promises to be a fascinating contest, and we all hope Jürgen’s boys can do it, and bring home the third trophy of the season by winning number seven in Paris.

Allez les Rouges.

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