‘It was SO much like Gerrard’: Jordan Henderson compared to Liverpool legend by Peter Crouch after Reds captain fired home crucial winner from outside the box against AC Milan
- Jordan Henderson scored a crucial goal to secure the three points for Liverpool
- With the match locked at 2-2, the captain slammed in a scintillating half-volley
- His technique, power and calmness reminded some of Reds icon Steven Gerrard
Peter Crouch has compared Jordan Henderson’s stunning Champions League winner for Liverpool in a 3-2 win against AC Milan on Wednesday to one of Steven Gerrard’s classic goals.
Reds icon Gerrard was famous for coming up with clutch goals at important moments, particularly powerful long-range efforts.
And ex-Liverpool striker Crouch told BT Sport that captain Henderson’s strike was reminiscent of the legendary former skipper.
Peter Crouch has described Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson’s stunning Champions League winner as reminiscent of one of legendary former skipper Steven Gerrard’s goals
Henderson’s half-volleyed finish saw the Reds defeat AC Milan 3-2 at Anfield on Wednesday
He said: ‘It was so much like Gerrard.
‘How he stayed over the ball, got the power and technique just right. On the half-volley, it’s a really difficult skill.’
A Fikayo Tomori own goal inside 10 minutes was just reward for Liverpool’s fantastic start.
Ex-Liverpool striker Crouch (right) compared Henderson’s technique and power to Gerrard
However, the Italian giants went in at half-time 2-1 up after two goals in three minutes from Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz against the run of play.
Mohamed Salah – who had earlier seen his penalty saved – equalised just after half-time before Henderson smashed into the bottom corner after a corner was half-cleared to secure a crucial result for his side, who now top Group B with the win.
Fellow pundit Rio Ferdinand added: ‘He leads by example. He drives that team, when they need guidance and calmness.’