CLASH OF THE TITANS: Liverpool Defeats AC Milan 3-2

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson struck a rare UEFA Champions League goal to earn his side a 3-2 victory over AC Milan at a rocking Anfield on Wednesday.

Henderson rifled home in the 69th minute to settle an absorbing contest in the rip-roaring Group B match.

With Anfield welcoming back fans for a UEFA Champions League night for the first time in 18 months, Liverpool had threatened to run riot.

Fikayo Tomori’s own goal handed them an early lead in a barn-storming start. After weathering the storm, including a Mohamed Salah penalty kick miss, AC Milan struck twice in quick succession at the end of the first half.

The duo of Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz scored to silence the home crowd within three minutes.

AC Milan then had a goal disallowed shortly after the break before Salah made amends for his penalty kick miss by equalising from close range in the 49th minute.

The outcome was still in doubt until Henderson capped a memorable Anfield night with a thumping effort —- only his second in the competition and first for seven years.

(Reuters/NAN)

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