Liverpool has hailed fans for their ‘amazing support’ following the team’s trophy parade in the city on Sunday despite losing the UCL Final.
The Reds barely missed out on the Premier League title to Manchester City last weekend and then lost in the Champions League final to Real Madrid on Saturday night, but they went ahead with their planned trophy parade after winning the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup this season.
“Moments to treasure. Thank you for your fantastic support,” the club stated on Twitter, following a video of some of the parade’s most breathtaking moments.
The club also shared another tweet that featured a short interview with Jurgen Klopp, who appeared to be looking down on the throngs of supporters.
“You wouldn’t see this at any other club in the world,” Klopp remarked. “You lose a Champions League final one day and then see all these people arrive the next day.
“It’s absolutely amazing. The best club in the world.”
Midfielder Thiago Alcantara posted two tweets on the spectacular scenes.
“Speechless,” he wrote. “What a club. What a city. And in the second, he added: “Liverpool FC. This means more. Thank you.”
Defender Virgil van Dijk also took to Twitter and replied to Liverpool’s tweet on the celebrations. “Love my club,” he wrote.
How the match played out
Real Madrid took the lead early in the game, and Liverpool fell behind for the fourth time in their last five games. Vinicius also became the youngest goal scorer in a Champions League final since Lionel Messi in 2009.
The ball came to Federico Valverde on the right after Real Madrid stormed past Liverpool’s midfield.
Valverde looked up and noticed Vinicius making a far-post run, so he whipped in a deadly cross from just inside the top-right corner of the penalty box. The ball came whizzing in to Vinicus’s foot, past Alexander-watch, Arnold’s with Trent Alexander-Arnold unconscious of Vinicus’s position behind him.
Vinicius only needed one touch to control the ball and deflect the cross beyond Alisson, who was unable to reposition his body in time to stop the shot.
Real Madrid scored on their first shot on target of the contest.