Wed. Sep 23rd, 2020

Henderson was caught off-guard by Liverpool’s winner against Barcelona

Liverpool HendersonLiverpool skipper Jordan Henderson all but missed the goal that sent the club into the Champions League final.

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The Barcelona defenders were not alone in not being switched on to the situation that led to Liverpool’s vital fourth goal in the Champions League Semi-final second leg, the Reds skipper Jordan Henderson missed most of the goal as well.

Henderson was preparing the Liverpool defense to repel a potential Barcelona counterattack and turned around to see the ball fly into the net. Henderson said he had no idea what had happened and it took him some time to realise that Divock Origi had scored from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s quickly take free-kick.

“I think I was sort of talking to someone and organising something, just protection for the corner,” Henderson told UEFA.

“I’d turned around, I’d seen the ball flying into the back of the net. I didn’t really know what had happened.

“It was an amazing goal to score in a game of that magnitude. It was fantastic for a young player to have the awareness to be able to do that and put in the ball and obviously for Divock to react to that.

“It was a great finish in the end. So yes, it was an amazing goal in the end and that summed up the night really.

“It was an amazing night. It was a special night that people will be talking about for a long time.”

Liverpool will meet a Spurs side determined to announce their arrival among England’s elite with a win on Europe’s grandest stage.

“It means everything,” Henderson added. “For the club, for the fans, for everybody involved, but most importantly for the players.

“Not many people would have thought [it was possible] at the start of the season – especially at the end of last season, it was a difficult end.

“We all know how good Spurs are – great players and on the day, they can beat anybody really. So it’ll be a really tough final. So we need to be ready.”

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