Jordan Henderson capped Liverpool's second-half comeback with a brilliantly controlled decorativeness to clinch a 3-2 triumph implicit AC Milan successful the Champions League.
The Liverpool skipper met a clearance to the borderline of the country with a half-volley that flew into the bottommost country successful the 69th infinitesimal successful different classical European crippled astatine Anfield.
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Liverpool someway went into halftime behind, having begun successful devastating manner and taken the pb successful the ninth infinitesimal done an effort from Trent Alexander-Arnold that deflected successful disconnected defender Fikayo Tomori — 1 of 13 shots by the English squad successful the opening 15 minutes.
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Helped by Mohamed Salah having a punishment saved by Mike Maignan pursuing a handball successful the area, Milan was capable to enactment successful show of Liverpool and struck doubly earlier halftime to stun the location assemblage that had waited 554 days to ticker their squad successful the Champions League astatine Anfield.
They were some well-worked squad goals, too, finished disconnected by Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz successful the 42nd and 44th minutes arsenic a Liverpool defence missing the rested Virgil van Dijk was carved open.
“First fractional an hour, we blew them away,” Liverpool near backmost Andy Robertson said. “Then we got sloppy and stopped doing the things we were doing truly well. We fto them backmost into the crippled and locomotion successful astatine halftime thinking, ‘How person we fto this happen?’”
Liverpool started the 2nd fractional arsenic it began the archetypal and, successful the 48th, Salah made amends for his punishment nonaccomplishment by moving into Divock Origi's scooped walk and poking the shot past Maignan, who curiously chose not to travel retired of the six-yard container to cod the ball.
Henderson completed the fightback with his archetypal Champions League extremity successful 7 years and helium fto the location assemblage cognize it. The Liverpool skipper was taunted each crippled by Reds supporters, and had a furious look connected his look arsenic helium placed his manus astir his receptor aft putting distant the winner.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wasn't made to wage for making a fig of cardinal changes, similar leaving retired Van Dijk and Sadio Mane.
“Now we won, I tin accidental that the changes were the close happening to bash due to the fact that playing each 3 days is conscionable not imaginable with the aforesaid guys,” Klopp said. “The guys who came connected did incredibly well.”
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