Ranked: Liverpool's six European Cup wins - from Rome 1977 to Madrid 2019

Why Istanbul 2005 is still the pick of the Merseyside club's big victories in Europe

Saturday's success in Madrid made Liverpool champions of Europe for the sixth time in their history.

So where does the 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur rank in the club's list of past successes.

Here is a look at how the successes stack up in terms of achievement.

1. 2005. AC Milan 3-3 Liverpool. Liverpool won 3-1 on penalties

This was arguably the weakest Liverpool side to win the trophy but that is what makes the victory in Istanbul so impressive.

They were three goals down at half time and if it had been a boxing match it would have been almost certainly called off.

But Liverpool hit back and goals from Steven Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso in the space of six minutes got them level.

Jerzy Dudek was then the hero in the penalty shoot-out with two saves as Liverpool won to the incredulity of their disbelieving fans.

2. 1977. Liverpool 3-1 Borussia Monchengladbach

Liverpool's historic first win in the competition came 42 years ago in Rome.

Terry McDermott gave Bob Paisley's men a first-half lead, but their German opponents hit back after the break at the Stadio Olimpico.

But Liverpool were not to be denied and Tommy Smith put them back ahead before a penalty eight minutes from time from Phil Neal sealed the win and allowed Emlyn Hughes to be the first Liverpool captain to get his hands on the European Cup.

3. 1984. Liverpool 1-1 Roma

Back in the Italian capital for a final, but this time there was a twist as they were effectively the away side.

Roma were on home turf and this proved to be a hostile environment for Joe Fagan's side to handle.

But the team captained by Graeme Souness were more then up to the task.

Neal gave them the lead after 13 minutes, but Roma levelled and the game went to penalties.

Step forward Bruce Grobbelaar. The Liverpool goalkeeper's legendary jelly legs routine on the goal line helped psych out the Italian side as Alan Kennedy converted the winning spot-kick as Liverpool won 4-2.

4. 2019. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Liverpool 2

Not a classic by any means but Liverpool's methodical victory highlighted just what an impressive organism they have become under Jurgen Klopp.

The fact it took Tottenham almost 70 minutes to force Alisson to make a save of any note tells you how well organised the Merseyside club were, not something you could always accuse them of being in recent years.

Mohamed Salah's penalty and a Divock Origi strike clinched victory in a thoroughly professional display.

5. 1981. Liverpool 1 Real Madrid 0

Patience paid off for Liverpool in Paris against Madrid as they eventually wore their Spanish rivals down.

Liverpool had most of the play at the Parc des Princes but found themselves stifled by a well drilled team managed by Vujadin Boskov.

But with eight minutes to go Alan Kennedy found space in the penalty area to rifle home a shot.

It proved to be the only goal of the game and gave Bob Paisley the third and last of his three European Cup wins.

6. 1978. Liverpool 1 Brugge 0

Liverpool became the first English club to win back-to-back European Cups with this success at Wembley Stadium.

Brugge were wary of the defending champions and sat deep for much of the game.

Kenny Dalglish struck in the 64th minute for the only goal of the game, but Liverpool needed a late clearance off the line from Jan Sorensen's effort to prevent the encounter going to extra time.

It remains the most the most recent time an English side has won the competition playing the final in their own country.

Updated: June 2, 2019 10:56 PM

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