this trophy is for jurgen klopp, who finally got to exorcise his demons. this trophy is for trent alexander-arnold, the local scouser who grew up supporting his favourite team. this trophy is for jordan henderson, the captain who constantly faced criticism. this trophy is for mohamed salah, who was injured in last year’s final. this trophy is for james milner, who continues to perform at an elite level despite being past 30 years old, this trophy is for divock origi, who was written off but continues to score important goals. this trophy is for sadio mane, who was our consistent goal scorer. this trophy is for roberto firmino, who has given all for this club. this trophy is for virgil van djik, who is the linchpin in the back end. this trophy is for andy robertson, the most hard working player in the team. this trophy is for gini wijnaldum, the steady presence in the midfield. this trophy is for fabinho, who never gave up on himself. this trophy is for xherdan shaqiri, who was always there when we needed him the most, this trophy is for the fans, who have waited 14 years for this.
Stephan Lichtsteiner, the captain of the Swiss national team, did the eagle celebration with his teammates in a show of solidarity and has defended their actions after the match.
"It was good. Why not? This is the history for them," Lichtsteiner said. "The war between them was so difficult. I spoke to the father of one of our players who is Albanian, and he told me about this history. This is more than football. This is more than football because they have this period, this war that gave them both big problems.
"I understand them. I think it's normal, it's part of their life. There was also big provocation ahead of the game from them [Serbia], so I think it's normal."
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└ “This is extraordinary! [...] Last night we were all feeling so down, weren’t we? Let’s be honest. But, well, listen to that- I don’t need words to tell you what it means.” “It’s music to my ears, Steve!” “We said we needed an Istanbul, we’ve done it, Jürgen’s on the pitch, everyone’s on the pitch; the scenes of sheer joy and jubilation!”