Liverpool have beaten Tottenham to lift the Champions League for a sixth time in their history thanks to a controversial Video Assistant Referee decision and the most unlikely hero at the start of this mesmeric season.

Mohamed Salah converted the game’s only goal inside two minutes after Moussa Sissoko was penalised for handball, a penalty that would not have been given under Premier League rules.

After two semi-finals which promised so much this was a rather docile affair, but Merseyside won’t care a jot, there was nothing muted about the celebrations when Divock Origi struck the fatal blow across Hugo Lloris.