Mohamed Salah made reference to the injury he suffered in the 2018 Champions League final after scoring an early penalty in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Tottenham in this year’s showpiece.
The forward, who came off injured in the Reds’ 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in May 2018, lashed home a spot-kick to give Liverpool a second-minute lead at the Wanda Metropolitano before Divock Origi’s 87th-minute strike made sure that the occasion was a happier one for Salah. In the 2018 showpiece, Salah left the pitch in tears having suffered a shoulder injury in a challenge from Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, and the Egyptian was pleased to finish the game this time around.
“Honestly I don’t know what to say but everyone is happy now,” Salah told BT Sport. “I am very glad to play a second final in a row and play 90 minutes, finally! Everyone did their best to win the game. All the team were unbelievable today.”