Gareth Bale wrecked Liverpool’s Champions League dream with a moment of genius – and then admitted he could quit Real Madrid.
The Welsh wizard scored a sensational overhead kick just three minutes after coming on as a 60th-minute substitute.
And he ended Liverpool’s resistance completely with a long-range strike eight minutes from time.
But Madrid are ready to cash in on the former Tottenham ace after another season decimated by injury.
And Bale admitted: “I need to be playing week in, week out and that hasn’t happened this season for one reason or another.
“I had about five or six games out at the start of the season and I have been fit ever since.
“Now I need to sit down in the summer and discuss it with my agent and take it from there.
“I was disappointed not to start the game. I felt like I deserved it but the manager makes those decisions so the best I can do is to come on and make an impact.
“There is no bigger stage than the Champions League final. When I come on, I want to make an impact. It is a game of more than 11 players starting.”
Liverpool keeper Loris Karius blundered for both Karim Benzema’s 50th-minute opener and Bale’s late strike.
Sadio Mane had levelled for Jurgen Klopp’s men five minutes after Benzema had made a fool out of Karius.
But Bale’s brilliance was the difference on a night when Liverpool talisman Mo Salah was substituted in tears after half-an-hour with a shoulder injury sustained in a tangle with Madrid hatchet man Sergio Ramos.
Real are European champions for a 13 time after winning the Champions League for a third successive season under Zinedine Zidane.
Bale said: “We know what we’ve achieved. We know how good we have been.
“It was a bit disappointing in the league this year but we have won the Champions League so it turns out to be a good season.
“We know how hungry we are and we showed it again today.”