‘It was so much like Gerrard’: Peter Crouch praises Jordan Henderson’s stunning winner for Liverpool

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.

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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

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WHAT. A. HIT! 🚀

Jordan Henderson launches a half volley into the corner of the net! No one is stopping a strike like that! 💥

Liverpool have their lead back 💪 pic.twitter.com/YsxcxHe72o

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 15, 2021

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.’ 

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