Liverpool’s Champions League-winning stars have partied into the early hours after being crowned kings of Europe for the first time since 2005 following a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Wives and girlfriends joined the team in jubilant celebrations on the pitch as each player took it in turns to parade around with the coveted European Cup following an unforgettable night in Madrid.
Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards was there with beau Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – who ended up being an unused sub on the night but led riotous celebrations in the winning changing room.
Away from the pitch, fans across the globe celebrated the win. Supporters who had travelled to Madrid to cheer the team on too to the streets and bars, partying to the early hours.
Fans from both teams mingled amiably long into the night as they had done so in the hours leading up to the game, which was free of any major trouble. Many hugged and shook hands with congratulations or commiserations being issued, depending on which colours they were wearing.
This is while back on home turf in Liverpool, fans rejoiced, pouring out of pubs and clubs in the city centre singing and chanting, with some even climbing on top of a bus stop and hailing the new champions.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – who was an unused sub on the night – celebrated wildly in the changing room after Liverpool’s 2-0 Champions League Final win against Spurs
A third win over Spurs this season has landed them the biggest prize in club football for the sixth time in the club’s history
Liverpool take to the streets back home and shut down roads in the city celebrating after their Champions League Final win in Madrid
Liverpool supporters sing and dance on top of a bus stop in the city after pouring out of pubs to celebrate in the street
Thousands of fans were pictured in Liverpool as they celebrated the win. Many can be seen with their hands in the air as they chant and sing
Liverpool fan Taran Singh, who flew from Hong Kong for the match and paid £1500 for his ticket said: ‘It’s been worth every single penny. I’m really proud of the team, I can’t stop smiling.
‘We are the champions of Europe again, it’s a great feeling.’
Tottenham fan Brian Moriarty, who had travelled by coach and train from his home in Hull to be in Madrid said: ‘I never got a ticket for the game and looking back on it, I’m quite glad that I didn’t. The touts have been asking for ridiculous amounts.
‘The atmosphere has been fantastic and there’s been a lot of banter between the two groups of fans. The weather’s been wonderful, it’s just a real pity about the result.’
As he finished speaking, Mr Moriarty was embraced by Liverpool fan John Butcher, which summed up the convivial nature of the all English affair.
Mr Butcher, who travelled to the Spanish capital by coach said: ‘It’s been a long journey, but I’ve loved every minute of it.
One happy fan in Liverpool decided to climb up a road traffic sign and was filming other fans celebrating the victory
Some fans are pictured above looking slightly worse for wear, tucking into a takeaway, while still wearing their Liverpool shirts
The celebrations had took its toll on some fans who can be seen sat on the floor outside pubs and clubs, nursing a bottle of water
A Reds fan in Liverpool – wearing a Bill Shankly tribute shirt – straddles a traffic light in the city centre as celebrations looked to continue well into the night
‘We’ve had a great time with the Spurs lads and there’s been some great banter. I’m going to buy them a drink and just enjoy this moment. It feels very special.’
Liverpool fan Joseph Hall, 26, from Leeds, said: ‘We drove 650km from Barcelona to get here (Madrid) and we watched it outside a bloody kebab shop.
‘We underestimated how many people would be here.
‘But it’s all worth it – it’s the best day ever. Party time.’
Many of those who tried and failed to get into the match followed the game on mobile phones outside the stadium.
Danish national Jimmy Andersen, a Liverpool supporter due to the Reds’ association with countryman Jan Molby, described the win as ‘the longest orgasm ever’.
One fan was wearing an older version of a Liverpool shirt and could be seen sat on the pavement tucking into his chips
Other fans were sat lined up against the wall as they looked a little bit tired following a night of partying, celebrating their team’s win
A whole lot of rubbish! The party atmosphere had left the city in a bit of a mess and these fans were pictured sat amongst the rubbish outside a bar in Liverpool city centre
One fan was pictured with a Liverpool scarf draped around his shoulders (pictured above) as he waited outside a takeaway with his friends
A bridal party was also pictured sat slumped on the floor with their McDonald’s food in hand after they partied in Liverpool with other fans
Fans in Liverpool were enjoying the celebrations last night and they wore scarfs with their favourite players, the woman above is wearing a Mo Salah scarf
He said: ‘I was in Malaga and was supposed to be on a flight home tonight, but when we beat Barcelona I thought: ‘No way man, I’m not missing this.’
‘So my friends came over, too.
‘This experience, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Christmas? Go home!
‘This is the longest orgasm ever.’
One fan scales a Stagecoach bus destined for the city centre – much to the amusement of a crowd of supporters below – outside Anfield
The winning team were pictured partying into the early hours of Sunday morning after scooping the win against Tottenham
In Madrid many fans were pictured dancing and frolicking in a fountain and had stripped down to their boxer shorts (pictured above)
After the win, the Liverpool team was pictured in their changing room dancing and embracing each other as they celebrated their victory
Players were seen taking selfies and dancing around the changing rooms after the win, with many clutching onto their medals
Players were dancing and chatting in the changing rooms which looked to be in a bit of a mess following their win
Back in Liverpool, red smoke filled the air from flares and the mother of all street parties began as thousands of fans left pub TV screens to dance and sing in the streets.
A parade with the victorious Reds squad has been planned in Liverpool for Sunday.
On Matthew Street, strewn with beer glasses and bottles, Ged Evans, 34, from Wrexham, said: ‘This is the greatest night of my life, short of my kids being born.
‘If you can’t be in Madrid then there’s nowhere else on Earth to be tonight than in Liverpool.’
Bare-chested Matty Smith, 23, a student from Liverpool, said: ‘This is like Christmas for Kopites.
‘We’re going to party until dawn, then go on the parade.’
A parade has been organised in Liverpool for Sunday afternoon and many are set to descend on the city. Cars last night drove through the centre with flags draped across it
Liverpool fans (pictured above) played a game of limbo with a Liverpool scarf as they celebrated victory in Liverpool
Other fans in Liverpool city centre were keen to get into the party spirit, despite not being with other fans in Madrid
Celebrating in style! This fan had found himself a traffic cone and used it to chant out. He was also enjoying the evening with a can of Stella Artois
Some fans had even gone to the trouble of wearing Jurgen Klopp face masks (pictured above) which they were out and about in Liverpool city centre
Fans came together across Liverpool (pictured above) while others across the world celebrated in Madrid and even as far as Nairobi
But not everyone could be there to celebrate the big win and Liverpool’s goal keeper Alisson Becker made sure to include his pregnant wife and child in celebrations.
After joining his team-mates on stage to receive his winners’ medal and lift the Champions League trophy, Alisson then made sure to involve his wife and child in proceedings.
He video called them from the pitch, putting the medal in his mouth as he showed off his family to the world.
Alisson Becker’s wife, Natalia Loewe, didn’t travel to the game because she is pregnant with the couple’s next child.
Loewe also posted about the experience on Instagram, putting loving emojis alongside her message of support.
She also posted a picture of her baby bump, while putting a trophy emoji over the top of it in celebration of Liverpool’s historic win.
Alisson arrived at Liverpool last summer and has been instrumental in their strong defensive record.
Alisson Becker (pictured above) made sure to include his wife in the celebrations and was pictured Face timing her from the pitch
His wife Natalia also took to social media (left) to celebrate the win, posting a picture of her stomach, complete with a trophy emoji (right)
Alisson Becker held his medal and showed the cameras his video call with his proud wife following the game in Madrid
During the game Alisson Becker (pictured above) made a number of important stops to keep a clean sheet in the final victory
Despite the celebrations, Spanish authorities were keen to get ahead of the game, stepping up their police presence during and after the game. An estimated 4,700 police, some of them armed, were on duty for the match while drones were employed to keep an eye on potential trouble makers drinking in Madrid’s narrow side streets.
Heavy vehicles were also barred from driving near the stadium and designated fan zones to prevent a ‘Nice-style’ attack.
As Liverpool fans wallowed in their victory, they also had a word of praise for their Spanish hosts.
‘Madrid has done a wonderful job and the people of the city have been very hospitable,’ beamed Liverpool fan Derek Evans.
‘Both sets of supporters have been very well behaved and it’s a shame that one team has to lose. I’m just glad it wasn’t us.’
The heroes of the night were super-sub Divock Origi and Egyptian star Mo Salah whose goals fired the Merseyside club to their sixth European Cup.
Origi, who came on as a substitute with half an hour to go, sealed the victory when he drove a low shot into the right hand corner on the 87th minute after Spurs failed to clear a corner whipped in by James Milner.
A third win over Spurs this season has landed them the biggest prize in club football for the sixth time in the club’s history, which will surely make up for the loss of the Premier League title in May to Manchester City.
The all-English final was scrappy for most of the 90 minutes, with both teams playing well-below their best and struggling to string passes together despite having an equal share of possession.
Fans in Madrid climbed on top of a ticket booth (pictured above) and held a scarf as they chanted and sang in Madrid
Excited fans took of their shirts and then took to the streets to celebrate. This woman looked over joyed as she celebrated the win
Liverpool fans at the Puerta del Sol square celebrate the victory of their team. People were jumping in the fountains and enjoying the atmosphere
Fans in places as far as Nairobi even tuned in to watch the match and could be seen gathered at a local club in the area (above)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took to Instagram to give fans a sneak peak behind the scene in the changing room as the players continued to celebrate
Daniel Sturridge took to Instagram as the team went out with their medals to celebrate their victory. Players were pictured singing and chanting
The Reds had originally taken the lead through a Mo Salah penalty within the first two minutes of the Champions League Final after a questionable hand ball decision by the referee.
The Egyptian forward hammered it past Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris, who dived the right way but couldn’t stop it.
Referee Damir Skomina pointed to the spot in the first minute after Spurs midfielder Moussa Sissoko unintentionally blocked a pass by Sadio Mane with his arm.
But the decision was somewhat controversial as replays seemed to show the ball bounce off the Frenchman’s chest and inadvertently hit his lower arm.
There was a quick referral to the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) before Salah converted from 12 yards to give Liverpool the perfect start.
Salah’s goal was clocked at one minute, 48 seconds, making it the second-fastest goal ever in a Champions League final after Paolo Maldini’s 50th-second goal for AC Milan against Liverpool in 2005.
Oxlade-Chamberlain holds the prestigious trophy with his Little Mix singer girlfriend Perrie Edwards (left). The pair embrace one other as the squad’s family and partners poured onto the pitch in Madrid (right)
Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino kisses his wife Larissa Pereira as he celebrates his first trophy with the club, after losing to Real Madrid in the final last year
Liverpool have been crowned kings of Europe for the first time since 2005 after beating Spurs 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. Captain Jordan Henderson lifts the coveted trophy, pictured
Manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates with the cup. He put an end to his trophy drought after losing six finals in a row prior to tonight
The city was was shrouded in a red fog into the early hours of the morning as flares were let off by jubilant fans in Liverpool
Liverpool fans go wild after the final whistle blew and the Reds were crowned European champions for the sixth time in the club’s history – putting them a clear third in the all-time list of winners, behind Real Madrid and AC Milan
At around the 20-minute mark play was stopped when a swimsuit-clad woman invaded the pitch and ran around the players while being chased by stewards.
The woman, wearing a black outfit which read ‘Vitaly Uncensored’ – a Russian porn pranking website – in white lettering. It is believed the woman is Kinsey Wolanski, the girlfriend of Vitaly Zdorovetskiy who set up the x-rated website.
Players watched in amazement as the bizarre scenes unfolded and the model was escorted out of the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Wolanski boasts more than 300,000 followers on Instagram where she regularly posts scantily clad photographs of herself. Vitaly Uncensored’s YouTube channel has 1.6billion views and posts popular x-rated pranks.
Later there were calls for a penalty on the 84th minute when James Milner fouled Danny Rose on the edge of the box. But a quick glance at VAR showed the tackle came just outside.
Liverpool’s win takes them a clear third in the all-time list of European cup winners, behind Real Madrid and AC Milan.
Reds fans at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool belted out You’ll Never Walk Alone as they watched their club seal a victory over Spurs for the third time this season
The win marks the first trophy for Liverpool since they won the 2012 League Cup. Many supporters back in Liverpool were overcome with emotion
Jubilant Liverpool fans celebrate back home, where they watched the game at the Exhibition Centre in the city
Play was stopped when a swimsuit-clad woman invaded the pitch and ran around the players while being chased by stewards
Wearing very little, she zigzagged past stars such as Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dyke (pictured) at around the 20-minute mark
The prankster is apprehended by stewards and escorted out of the stadium as players watch on in amazement
‘Everyone is happy now,’ said Salah as the Liverpool fans rejoiced. ‘I am glad to play the second final in a row and play 90 minutes finally. Everyone did his best today, no great individual performances, all the team was unbelievable.’
Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold who had marauded down the flank all night, added: ‘It is hard to put into words. The season we have had, we deserved it more than any other team.’
Tonight’s win was redemption for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp who’d suffered defeats in his last six finals.
At the end of the game, the jubilant German said it was the best night of his life, adding: ‘I’m so happy for the boys, I’m so happy for all of these people, I’m so happy for my family.
‘Did you ever see a team like this? Fighting with no fuel in the tank any more. And we had a goalkeeper who makes difficult things look easy. Tonight this is going to be great. This may be the best night of my life, professional wise.
‘This is so important. We have our owners who never put pressure on us, they only support and say ‘you can deliver this’. They are brilliant.’
The Liverpool squad hoist their manager Jurgen Klopp above their heads and throw him in the air after he guided them to the coveted title
Agony: Spurs fans in London hang their heads after losing a final that would’ve saw their team lift the European cup for the first time in 35 years
A heartbroken fan in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Milan fights tears after watching his side lose to Liverpool
The Tottenham supporters in a pub in north London were gutted after seeing their side limp to a 2-0 defeat
Asked how he intends celebrating he says: ‘I don’t know. Normally when I win, 20 minutes after the game I am already half p*****.’
Liverpool’s win was reward for an outstanding season in which they picked up a club record 97 points in the Premier League but finished behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, falling just short of a first league title in 29 years.
The sixth European Cup takes them ahead of Barcelona and Bayern Munich on the all-time list and means they only trail AC Milan on seven triumphs and Real Madrid with 13.
It was Liverpool’s first Champions League triumph since their incredible comeback against Milan in 2005 and, while this victory lacked the blockbuster drama of that night in Istanbul, it was not exactly a smooth ride in a lacklustre affair.
Tottenham manager Pochettino took a bold but ultimately misguided gamble in fielding Kane, who had only returned to full training a week ago after almost two months out with a serious ankle injury and struggled to influence play.
The England striker was far from the only player from both sides who lacked sharpness in a game with few moments of quality, a possible effect of neither side having played any competitive games for three weeks after the domestic season.
Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier comforts fans who made the 1,000-mile trip after his team under-performed in the final
Some fans at the Number8 bar in London were close to tears after coming so close to lifting the most prestigious trophy in club football
Glum Spurs fans watching from north London couldn’t believe their eyes when their side went 1-0 down inside the first two minutes
Mayor of London – and Liverpool fan – Sadiq Khan was among the famous faces in the stands at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium
A young shirtless Liverpool fan cheers on his team as players warmed up on the pitch ahead of their second Champions League final in two years
Spurs put Liverpool under real pressure in the latter stages as Dele Alli headed over and Son Heung-min and Moura forced impressive saves from Alisson, who also pulled off his best effort to beat away a free kick from Christian Eriksen.
The Brazilian keeper’s reliable display was in stark contrast to what happened last year in Kiev, when Liverpool’s Loris Karius made two horrendous errors which cost his side two goals in their painful 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid.
When the final whistle went, Alisson was mobbed by his team mates while Klopp ran on to the pitch to embrace Origi, one of the heroes in the stunning semi-final second-leg turnaround against Barcelona, who killed the game with a ruthless finish.
Earlier today, there was a scramble for tickets in Madrid and fans were pictured holding up signs asking for tickets in a last minute bid. Some people have even been seen in t-shirts with ‘I need a ticket’ printed on the back.
Uefa warned supporters looking for last minute-tickets to be aware of criminals acting as official stewards.
In a statement, a spokesman said: ‘The Spanish police has seized fake steward bibs, fake devices for the technical ticket check, as well as fake accreditations.
Hundreds of Liverpool supporters scale scaffolding outside Liverpool Central Station as they gear up to watch their side in a second Champions League final in two years
The rowdy supporters sang songs from the top of scaffolding outside the train station as thousands of supporters filled the streets of the city
Don’t look down! Liverpool supporters balanced on the scaffolding at least two storeys up and belted songs out
A Liverpool supporter gets a quick forty winks on a bench at the fan zone in downtown Madrid before watching the game
A Spurs fan marches through north London waving two makeshift torches before watching his team in the all-English final
Hours before the match kicked off, dozens of fans were turned back at security outside the stadium in the Spanish capital.
Police on horseback cleared the Plaza on the approach to security of everyone other than those who say they have tickets.
Two British football fans were arrested for trying to get into the stadium illegally. Policia Nacional said an officer had to be treated by medics after allegedly being assaulted by the suspect.
‘This makes us believe that an organised group of people, impersonating genuine stewards or officials might try to act as if they were conducting the visual or technical ticket check, with the aim of stealing tickets during such controls.
‘Supporters should therefore make sure they only show their tickets at the clearly marked check zones and not to individuals or small groups of people who could be wearing fake bibs and might approach them on the way to the stadium, outside of the official check zones.’
Graham Owen, from Chester, said he was one of the ‘lucky ones’ to get a ticket, which cost him 60 euros.
‘Anybody else fall asleep during this boring final?’: Champions League finale disappoints as Liverpool and Tottenham look off the pace in Madrid
By PETER RUTZLER FOR MAILONLINE
When referee Damir Skomina pointed to the spot to give Liverpool a penalty after just 21 seconds, another thrilling night of Champions League football looked to be on the cards.
After a season of truly jaw-dropping comebacks, it seemed the only logical conclusion. Both Liverpool and Tottenham were involved in two of the most extraordinary semi-finals the game has ever seen, both recovering from three-goals down to secure victories against Barcelona and Ajax respectively.
With that early penalty, it appeared certain that the Champions League final would deliver too and treat us all to another festival of football.
But in the end, both sides played out a thoroughly forgettable finale in the pressing heat of Madrid.
The early goal was a cruel red herring. Jurgen Klopp’s rock’n’roll, pulse-smashing football was replaced by a pacemaker protection service, while Tottenham, whose coach Mauricio Pochettino had boasted about the fitness of his side before the game, laboured like a team who had taken to the field after a night-cap.
It was disappointment for Tottenham who had appeared to inject more energy into the contest. Members of the team pictured above after the match
Ultimately, Liverpool were able to secure the win without having to play close to their best – the tea pictured above celebrating their win
It was a point not lost on supporters and pundits alike.
‘I’ve never seen two Premier League sides make so many unforced errors,’ bemoaned BT Sport’s Glenn Hoddle.
‘It wasn’t the most entertaining game,’ added Rio Ferdinand. ‘We’ve all played in finals, it’s about getting over the line and getting the trophy.
‘The fans won’t care how they played today, they got the job done. This season (Liverpool) have been fantastic. If they’d finished the season without a trophy it would’ve been devastating for this football club.’
The Reds did manage to get the job done thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi, but they played without the exuberance and flair that has characterised their campaign.
The Madrid heat certainly played its part, with temperatures pitch-side in excess of 30 degrees at kick off.
Concern was also raised beforehand about the match sharpness of both sides, with neither team having played a competitive fixture for three weeks.
Klopp and Pochettino were expected to organise behind-closed-doors fixtures to alleviate this potential problem, but on Saturday’s showing, it made little impact.
It followed the sluggishness of the Europa League final on Wednesday. Again an all-English affair, the Baku-based final saw Chelsea and Arsenal sleepwalk through the first half before the Blues took control.
The first half of the Champions League final was similarly worse than the second as neither side committed to seizing the game.
Jurgen Klopp was so perturbed by the drab performance that he made two early substitutions – it was clear he was aware how the game was being perceived
Any early momentum – hinted at by Liverpool’s extremely intense pre-match warm-up – was quickly nipped in the bud by the early penalty, which certainly altered the Reds’ approach to the match.
The second half was a slight improvement as Tottenham increased the pressure on the Premier League’s runners-up.
Klopp, noticing the lethargic nature of his side’s performance, uncharacteristically made two changes before the hour mark.
One of them ultimately paid off. As Spurs edged ever closer to Alisson’s goal, Origi delivered a sucker punch to ensure Liverpool would win their sixth Champions League title – albeit in underwhelming circumstances.
The match winnners: Divock Origi and Mo Salah embrace after their goals sealed the win for Liverpool in what was a scrappy 90 minutes of football
Super-sub Divock Origi sealed the victory tonight and helped crown Liverpool kings of Europe for the first time since 2005
The Belgian, who came on as a substitute in the second half, drove a low shot into the right hand corner after Spurs failed to clear a corner whipped in by James Milner
Liverpool’s star defender Virgil Van Dyke drops to the ground and covers his face after becoming overwhelmed by the win
Mo Salah celebrates in front of Tottenham supporters after firing home a penalty in the second minute of the all-English Champions League Final
The Egyptian forward hammered it past Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris, who dived the right way but couldn’t stop it
The penalty decision was somewhat controversial as replays seemed to show the ball bounce off Sissoko’s shoulder and inadvertently hit his lower arm
Salah kisses the ball for luck before hammering the penalty home (left) before dropping to his knees and praying following his celebrations
Hugo Lloris dived the right way but couldn’t quite get a hand to the ball as Salah put the favourites in the lead in the first two minutes
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