It was only a week ago that Liverpool stood on the cusp of immortality. Except Manchester City pulled off a stunning late comeback — three goals in five minutes — in a final-day win in the Premier League last weekend to finish one point ahead of Liverpool. Then Klopp’s team lost 1-0 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday to be denied a seventh European Cup.
STORY: Reuters TV footage showed riot police clashing after people threw glass bottles in Paseo de Recoletos, leaving at least one person injured.Late on Saturday, thousands gathered at Cibeles square to celebrate the title with no incidents.Los Blancos secured a record-extending 14th European Cup when they beat Liverpool 1-0 in Paris.The game started after a 36-minute delay following incidents outside the stadium when fans were tear-gassed by riot police as people without tickets tried to force their way in.Liverpool had won the previous European Cup final both teams had played in Paris, winning 1-0 at the Parc des Princes in 1981, which was Real's last defeat in a final.
STORY: Real claimed a record-extending 14th European Cup with their 1-0 win over Liverpool after Vinicius Junior scored just before the hour with the Spanish champions' only attempt on target.It was Real's fourth Champions League title in seven years as they improved their impressive record in the competition with their eighth victory in as many finals.Courtois made a string of superb saves that protected Real's lead from the 59th minute, with Liverpool having 23 goal attempts to Real's three.