No tears of pain this time, just redemption for Mohamed Salah.Only 108 seconds were needed to banish the Champions League final heartbreak of a year ago.Once Salah dispatched his early penalty against Tottenham, Liverpool were on the path to a sixth European title with a 2-0 victory on Saturday.And a year after defeat in the final to Real Madrid, Juergen Klopp has his first title after four years as Liverpool manager. A shoulder injury forced Salah out of the Kiev showpiece last year.This time it was Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko's arm that gifted Liverpool the early penalty opening — blocking Sadio Mane's shot after 21 seconds — and Salah converted from the spot after a video review check.“I have sacrificed a lot for my career. To come from a village, to go to Cairo, and to be an Egyptian at this level is unbelievable for me.”Mo Salah, LiverpoolOn a hot and humid night in Madrid, Tottenham came to life only in the final 20 minutes of their first European Cup final.But Liverpool completed the job in the 87th minute thanks to one of their semi-final saviors.Divock Origi had to accept a place back on the bench despite producing two goals while deputising for the injured Salah last month. But the substitute had the final big say in the Spanish capital, rifling a left-footed shot inside the far post.Few fans — even from Liverpool — will want to watch just how it was achieved. Both sides had gone three weeks without playing. It showed. The sharpness was deficient, as was the ability to string passes together.After losing two finals since triumphing in 2005, Liverpool finally rose to third in the all-time list of European champions behind 13-time winner Real Madrid and AC Milan on seven titles.Tottenham will have only regrets as their luck run out after a season of comebacks and great escapes in the competition with a squad that had no additions.Lucas Moura's goal in Barcelona in December carried Tottenham into the round of 16. The Brazilian's hat-trick last month then completed a turnaround against Ajax. The reward in Madrid was a watching brief from the bench for two thirds of the game.Instead, Harry Kane was thrust into the starting lineup despite 53 days without a game since limping off with an ankle injury in the quarter-final first leg against Manchester City.The striker was largely anonymous as Tottenham, which finished 26 points behind Premier League runner-up Liverpool in fourth place, couldn’t even get a shot on target until the 73rd minute.Alisson Becker scooped up a spinning shot from Dele Alli and made a double-save from Son Heung-min and Moura with 10 minutes to go.It was goalkeeping that made the difference, showing $85 million was well spent by American owner John Henry after Loris Karius was banished for making costly mistakes in last year's final."You have a goalkeeper who makes difficult things look easy," Klopp said. "Thank you very much."No wonder Klopp was relieved after six losing finals, stretching back to his spell at Borussia Dortmund.“Did you ever see a team like this? Fighting with no fuel in the tank.”Juergen Klopp, Manager, LiverpoolVictory against Tottenham came six years after Dortmund were beaten by Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.Klopp is now European champion for the first time."I am so happy for my family," he said. "They suffer every year when we go to a final, the last game of the season."The penultimate game saw Klopp miss out on ending Liverpool's 29-year English title drought by a point to Manchester City in the Premier League title race."We are doing good stuff," Klopp said on the field amid the celebrations in Madrid. "People are always saying, 'Why didn't you win anything?'"They can't anymore at Liverpool. We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.