Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 February 2020

Mohamed Salah and Liverpool squad climb aboard for 'Champions of Europe' bus parade

The city turned into a sea of red as thousands of fans turned out to greet the stars

The celebrations were far from over for Mohamed Salah and the Liverpool squad after they returned home from their Champions League final triumph in Spain.

Tens of thousands of fans lined the streets of the city to greet the heroes, who less than 24 hours earlier had beaten Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

The squad climbed aboard a bus for the traditional open-top parade, showing off the silverware as they snaked their way through the sea of red.

It was the club's first Champions League trophy in 14 years, and the sixth in their history, which came about after Salah gave them an early lead from the penalty spot and Divock Origi netted a late second.

Salah was seen on the bus next to his close friend Dejan Lovren, while manager Jurgen Klopp made sure he didn't miss out on the fun.

The players wore their winner's medals around their necks and were dressed in red Liverpool shirts with "Champions of Europe" written on the back.

Egyptian Salah, whose appearance in the final was being watched closely by fans across the Middle East, had earlier celebrated on the pitch with his family - including daughter Makka - creating heartwarming scenes.

He became the first Egyptian to score in the showpiece event of Europe's top club competition, and his goal was the second-fastest goal in a European Cup final. having hit the back of the net after just 108 seconds.

Updated: June 2, 2019 09:24 PM

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