Liverpool leads AC Milan in the Champions League thanks to Salah and Henderson.


Liverpool leads AC Milan in the Champions League thanks to Salah and Henderson.

Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson each scored second-half goals to lead Liverpool to a comeback victory over AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 2021-22 season.

The Reds trailed 2-1 at halftime before rallying for a 3-2 victory at Anfield in Liverpool, England, on Wednesday.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp told reporters, “It was a wonderful game, really dynamic and very entertaining, with 10 or 15 minutes where we lost a little bit of the narrative.”

“We weren’t compact enough; we got carried away with our own football, and it became complicated….” The game could have been settled [Wednesday], but it wasn’t because we made adjustments at halftime. We won because we played excellent football and scored two fantastic goals.”

An own goal by Milan defender Fikayo Tomori gave the Premier League leaders a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute. In the 14th minute, Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan stopped a Salah penalty kick.

In the 42nd minute, Ante Rebic equalized for the Italian Serie A team. During that moment, left wing Rafael Leao noticed Rebic as he ran through the left side of the box. Rebic collected a ball and curled a shot past Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson with his first touch.

Brahim Diaz, a Milan center midfielder, put his club ahead just before halftime. During that play, Rebic slipped a pass to left back Theo Hernandez. Hernandez’s original effort was blocked by Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, but the deflected attempt sat in front of the goal line.

In the 44th minute, Diaz slid in and finished a follow-up shot from point-blank range.

Three minutes into the second half, Liverpool equalized. Salah started a give-and-go passing movement with striker Divock Origi at the top of the area. Salah tied the game with his final touch on the return, slamming a shot into the left side of the net.

In the 69th minute, Henderson put the Reds ahead for good. To begin the action, Alexander-Arnold took a right-side corner kick. The inswinger was headed out of the area by Milan defender Ismael Bennacer, but the clearing went straight to Henderson.

The Liverpool midfielder ripped a shot past Maignan with his first touch.

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