Plenty of Liverpool fans took to Twitter on Sunday evening to see a tweet from Liverpool fan page Empire of the Kop. The tweet contained a throwback to when Jordan Henderson stepped up to score a world-class goal at Stamford Bridge. The goal was two years ago to the day on Sunday and with the Reds facing Chelsea twice this month, it’s a good time to remember the strike.
On this day in 2016, Jordan Henderson scored a stunner as Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
Unbelievable strike. pic.twitter.com/Z9R4ka2ees
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 16 September 2018
Henderson very rarely finds the back of the net so you can forgive a few of the Liverpool fans having a groan when he looks to wind up and have a go from distance. However, at Stamford Bridge on that day the Liverpool captain scored an absolute stunner to silence the home ground as The Reds recorded a 2-1 win over Antonio Conte’s Chelsea. Chelsea went on to win the league that season but nothing can be taken away from Henderson’s strike.
The Reds host Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on September 26th before then travelling to Stamford Bridge on the 29th September in the Premier League. If Henderson can repeat his heroics, as unlikely as that is, in either of those fixtures then the fans will be delighted. Liverpool’s run in is about to get a lot tougher and if Henderson can add some goals from midfield to take the pressure off the front three then that would be more than welcomed by the fans.
You can read The Kopites’ verdict on Henderson’s strike here:
Oh i remember that memories
— Markus (@Keitainho) 16 September 2018
Wish he would try stuff like that more often , clearly had it in his locker but keeps closing to play a 5 yard pass sideways instead
— Tupac Shaggur (@TupacShaggur) September 16, 2018
I was at this match standing in the Chelsea supporter section. Hendo's goal was right in front of me and I had to muffle my cheer. Had the best night after when I found my way to the LFC supporters!
— Butkus (@butkus92) September 16, 2018
— Nick Butler (@thebutlernick) September 16, 2018
We need that more often from him
— Ryan Loco (@rudymulyadi) September 17, 2018
who will forget that night…. that goal from henderson won me a bet
— Shelter Anatsui #9 (@Semenyoratty) September 16, 2018
Love watching that goal back
— Keith Nevin (@knevin) September 16, 2018
The fans are loving watching that goal from Henderson back and they’ll be keen to see him repeat it against The Blues when they meet in the coming weeks.