Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah said he used his pain in last year's Champions League final to thrill him as Liverpool defeated Tottenham 2-0 on Saturday to win the trophy.
Salah, who was forced to face Tottenham after beating Tottenham 3-1, suffered a breach following a collision with Sergio Ramos a year ago, scoring an early penalty when Liverpool erased the memory of the disappointment.
The Egyptian international claimed to use a photo of him on which he had painfully left the pitch against Madrid to inspire him against Spurs at the Wanda Metropolitano.
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"I looked at the picture from the last year before the match," he told reporters. "I was very disappointed that I injured myself and left after 30 minutes and lost the game, which motivated me to win."
"I have not watched the picture for a long time. You can feel what you can beat, so I just looked at it once and said, 'Okay, let's go. [
Player – we believed in ourselves.
"I think it all happens for a reason, and the reason why we lost last season's final was that we return and win again."
Salah He had no worries about pressure to receive Liverpool's handball penalty for Moussa Sissoko in the first minute.
"I was preparing for the game," he said. "I scored a penalty to send Egypt to the World Cup." After 28 years in the last minute this was easier.
"It's great, the Champions League final, a penalty to show courage and win the trophy."
It was the first in Liverpool defending champion Jürgen Klopp, having lost just one point against Manchester City in a dramatic race for the Premier League title. Salah said he believed it was the catalyst for more success and added "It's the beginning, we'll go to the Premier League next season."
"The average age of the team is 26-27 years. So we still have young players. It's a good experience to win the trophy now, and last season we learned a lot too. "