• September 17, 2021

Exclusive: Jordan Henderson produces Steven Gerrard-esque moment as Liverpool come from behind to beat AC Milan… again

 Exclusive: Jordan Henderson produces Steven Gerrard-esque moment as Liverpool come from behind to beat AC Milan… again


Liverpool and AC Milan embarked on another European classic as the Reds came from behind to secure maximum points on match day one in the Champions League.

Goals from Jordan Henderson, his first in seven years, Mohamed Salah, Ante Rebic, Brahim Diaz and an own-goal from Fikayo Tomori saw Anfield witness another European classic.

Henderson channelled his inner Gerrard with a stunning strike to seal the win for Liverpool

Henderson channelled his inner Gerrard with a stunning strike to seal the win for Liverpool

Henderson scored his first Champions League goal for seven years

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Henderson scored his first Champions League goal for seven years

Steven Gerrard was still the captain the last time Henderson found the net in a Champions League game at Anfield and it was fitting that he produced a goal the Liverpool legend would be proud of.

He smashed the ball from 20-yards out into the bottom left hand corner past AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan to seal a fine comeback for Liverpool.

The Reds made the perfect start early on thanks to a Fikayo Tomori own goal after he diverted the ball into his own net from a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross.

Trent got Liverpool of to a perfect start with another assist

Trent got Liverpool of to a perfect start with another assist

The score line should have made more comfortable reading and it would have been had Mohamed Salah converted from the spot, something he had done on 17 previous occasions.

Eventually Liverpool tired and AC Milan settled and against the run of play a quickfire double from Rebic and Diaz saw the visitors go ahead at the break.

Rebic gave Liverpool a scare at Anfield before the Reds mounted a comeback

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Rebic gave Liverpool a scare at Anfield before the Reds mounted a comeback

Liverpool and Salah did not let that affect them though and the Egyptian redeemed himself by equalising early on in the second half.

The comeback was then complete 20 minutes from time as Henderson sealed a vital victory for Liverpool with a thunderous strike.

Salah missed a penalty before scoring the equaliser

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Salah missed a penalty before scoring the equaliser

Although the finale should have been far more comfortable, manager Jurgen Klopp will be delighted with the character his side showed as Liverpool begin their campaign with maximum points.





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