10 Stats Showing How Amazing Liverpool’s Champions League Victory Was

Liverpool Champions League Victory

Liverpool defeated Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final on Saturday to lift the trophy a sixth time.

Let's now look at the 10 unlikely stats that show how amazing the Reds' Champions League victory was as put together by Liverpool Echo.

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  1. Liverpool won the first ever Champions League final which didn't have a single yellow or red card shown.
  2. Joel Matip got the first assist of his Liverpool career last night, in his 98th match.
  3. Two players, Caoimhin Kelleher and Rhian Brewster, now have more Champions League winner's medals than they have made first team appearances. Goalkeeper Kelleher was an unused substitute in the FA Cup third round defeat at Wolves, while Brewster was named on the subs bench for the historic Champions League semi-final second leg win over Barcelona. Neither came on.
  4. The starting XI selected by Jurgen Klopp to face Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid started together for the first time ever – in Liverpool's 53rd game of the season across all competitions.
  5. Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri now have two Champions League medals, having been unused substitutes each time. Shaqiri was on the bench for Bayern Munich against Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and again in Madrid last night. Sturridge was on the bench for Chelsea's victory over Bayern in 2012 and collected a winner's medal last night.
  6. Divock Origi's last three shots in the Champions League have all on target and have all resulted in goals.
  7. Alisson Becker made eight saves in last night's final against Tottenham. No goalkeeper has made more in 15 years of Champions League finals.
  8. Liverpool became just the third side to win a game against a team from each of Europe's big five leagues in a single season in the competition, after Bayern Munich in 2012-13 and Liverpool themselves in 2004-05.
  9. Alisson Becker kept the first clean sheet in a Champions League final since his compatriot, Inter Milan's Julio Cesar, in 2010.
  10. After last night's Man of the Match performance, according to Opta, no opposition player has completed a dribble past Virgil van Dijk in any of his last 64 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool.

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This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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