Former Red Ricky Lambert has stated that Liverpool’s Champions League final victory over Tottenham Hotspur last season was “emotional” for him.

Liverpool defeated Spurs 2-0 in Madrid to claim a sixth European Cup, which was the first trophy the Reds won under boss Jurgen Klopp.

Lambert, who played for the Reds between 2014-15, is a supporter of the club himself.

The former Liverpool forward has stated that watching his team claim the European Cup provided him with relief, as there was pressure for the club to deliver a trophy.

“Madrid was more relief, the pressure was on us to win it. It was 1-0 – I don’t think we played our best game but neither did Tottenham, it was more professional, doing what we needed to do – and then obviously Origi popped up and sealed it,” said Lambert, as quoted by

“Then you could actually celebrate. You were celebrating the moment and singing but you could truly celebrate when Origi scored because you knew you’d won the sixth European Cup.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JUNE 02: Liverpool’s players celebrate on board an open-top parade bus during the UEFA Champions League victory parade, after winning yesterday’s final against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid, on June 2, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

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“And I managed to get an early flight straight after the game, got back, had about an hour’s kip and then saw them. I was on The Strand. That was an emotional day.”

You could see how much Liverpool meant to Lambert when he played for the club in that short period of time. He was someone you wanted to do well due to the fact he cared more than most.

Despite his time as a player at Liverpool not going the way he would have liked, it has not damaged his connection with the club. He is very much one of the supporters, which is great to see.

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