The Champions League is the most prestigious European club competition that is held every year. As its name implies, it includes the best teams on the continent, which is why people from all over the world tune in to watch it.
Liverpool is one of the most successful clubs in this tournament. The Reds reached the final nine times and won six of them, which makes Liverpool the best English team in the competition.
With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the most intriguing finals that the club was a part of.
Milan vs Liverpool in 2005
There have been many amazing finals, but the one between Milan and Liverpool in 2005 is definitely the most impressive one yet. Also known as the Miracle of Istanbul, the English Club managed to win the trophy, even though Milan scored three goals in the first half. As you can imagine, people who’ve read the Boylesports review
and decided to punt on Liverpool after the first half probably hit the jackpot.
The match had a flying start for Milan, thanks to Paolo Maldini’s goal in the first minute. Several minutes later, Hernan Crespo scored two more goals, making Liverpool’s life a living hell.
However, the English team rose from the ashes and managed to score three goals. Thanks to Jerzy Dudek, the Reds reached the shootout and managed to win the most epic final in the tournament’s history.
Milan vs Liverpool in 2007
Two years later, Liverpool and Milan got the chance to meet in the UCL final yet again. Needless to say, the Italian powerhouse was eager to get revenge after losing the most iconic final in the competition.
Although Liverpool played well throughout the game, this time, they weren’t able to make a comeback. During that time, Milan had one of the world’s best teams, thanks to players, such as Kaka, Filipo Inzaghi, and Adrea Pirlo.
Despite scoring a goal, Milan was the better team that night, which is why it won the trophy.
Real Madrid and Liverpool in 2018
Led by Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid was one of the deadliest teams in the UEFA Champions League several years in a row. That’s why it didn’t come as a surprise that it managed to reach the tournament’s final, where it had to face Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah helped his team a lot during the competition, but sadly, his injury
(which is still one of the biggest football controversies) didn’t allow him to shine in the final. After “removing” the team’s most potent weapon, Real Madrid was able to slowly but steadily take control of the game.
In the end, the Spanish club won after scoring three goals.
Tottenham vs Liverpool in 2019
Last but not least, we have the final where Liverpool had to go up against another English team - Tottenham. What’s interesting about this final was the way both teams managed to reach it. The Spurs eliminated Ajax after a dramatic match, but the one that definitely deserved more attention was Liverpool’s miracle against Barcelona. Despite losing the first match by three goals, Mo Salah and his teammates managed to win 4:0 at Anfield.
The final itself was not that interesting to watch because both teams played defensively. Luckily, Liverpool scored two goals, which were enough to lift the trophy.
Written Alan Spencer