Jordan Henderson learned over the microphone of Champions League broadcaster BT Sport on English soil that he was not considered the first scorer in the first leg of the semi-final against Villarreal (2-0) during Liverpool’s success this Wednesday. , The Reds captain kept smiling as he uncovered a “lucky” cross.
Jordan Henderson could have been the first scorer against Villarreal in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. But UEFA did not give him the honor during Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Anfield. At the Reds captain’s (53rd) cross, Pervis Estupinon deflected the ball into his cages.
Asked on BT Sport’s microphone after the game, Jordan Henderson, the broadcaster of the competition on English soil, learned that the goal had been considered for Villarreal against his side. “I thought it came straight in,” replied the English midfielder with a smile, with Andrew Robertson answering questions.
“It was a little lucky”
Surprised by the trajectory, Geronimo Rulli could do nothing to stop this cross from ending up behind his net. “It was a bit of luck, but it was after a good build phase and sometimes you need luck against a team with fewer blocks, then commented on his center which turned into shooting. So on the first target It was there and it increased the crowd and luckily we were able to score one more.”
In the process, Sadio Mane scored a break goal (55th) on Mohamed Salah’s serve, giving Liverpool a decent advantage before returning on Tuesday. “The pressure we put when we lost the ball was great. From very high up on the pitch, the reaction and the willingness to trouble them was really great and it made life difficult for them at times. But it’s a good one. team, the match is not played and it will be a difficult test for Villarreal”, warned Henderson, doubting Jurgen Klopp’s image before the half return.
If successful, Liverpool will find the winner of the second half between Manchester City and Real Madrid in the final, at the Stade de France. Starting in a quadruple run that will be historic, the Reds could once again challenge Pep Guardiola’s side, who are fighting alongside them for the Premier League title.