Top 7 Liverpool goals at Stamford Bridge: Where does Jordan Henderson’s rank?

After Jordan Henderson stole the show with a stunning goal at Stamford Bridge on Friday, Keith Jowett takes a look at some of the best goals scored by Reds at Chelsea.


7. Ian Rush (1989/90)

It was Saturday the 16th of December and the Reds smashed Chelsea 5-2. It didn’t take long for the rout to begin with Peter Beardsley and Ian Rush both scoring in the first 5 minutes of the match.

Rush took his goal superbly. He latched on to a through ball sent towards the right hand corner of the box, getting on the wrong side of the blues defender in the process. The Welshman didn’t even look up as he chipped the ball over Dave Beasant and into the net.

6. Philippe Coutinho (2015/2016)

Jurgen Klopp’s first win in the Premier league arrived with a 3-1 win away at the Bridge. Chelsea lead 1-0 but with moments left in the first half Coutinho struck in sublime fashion.

A gorgeous foot-roll left Ramires looking like a fool. The little Magician then struck a beautiful curled shot with his left foot that arced perfectly past Begovic. Nice one Phil.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv3m1qKiGtc

5. Glen Johnson (2011/2012)

It was the 20th of November and a cold night at the Bridge. The match was coming to an end with the score level at 1-1.

Charlie Adam sprayed a beautiful pass to Glen Johnson on the wing. Johnson cut inside and went right through the Chelsea defence before slotting the ball past Petr Cech. It was the first time Chelsea had lost back to back Premier league games at Stamford Bridge since 2002.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGZyfzdXFd8

4. John Barnes (1987/88)

The Reds were 1-0 down after a Gordon Durie penalty. A free kick was awarded after Barnes was continually kicked. What followed was a strike which was truly world class.

Barnes strode up to the ball with such confidence; no one could’ve stopped him. He then hit a strike as accurate as they come, inch perfect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SuTXvD2a7s

3. Fabio Aurelio (2008/09)

A moment of pure genius. It came in one of the many tight Champions League encounters between the two sides. The Reds began the match 3-1 down on aggregate. Another comeback was on the cards.

Just under 20 minutes into the match the Reds were awarded a free kick outside the Chelsea penalty area. It looked too far out to have a shot, and not central enough to have any chance of scoring. However none of this mattered to Aurelio.

With a quick look he spotted Petr Cech moving too far to one side of his goal. Aurelio then hit a superb low drive that left Cech bewildered.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1LtdMb1kZQ

The Reds had brought one back and were one step closer to facing Barcelona at the Nou Camp. However in the end it was not to be. The game finished 4-4, 7-5 on aggregate with Chelsea progressing, still a fantastic goal in spite of how the tie finished.

2. Jordan Henderson (2016/2017)

Friday night and under the floodlights. The Reds were 1-0 ahead after a goal by Dejan Lovren, and as the half wore on it was time to strike again.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Friday, September 16, 2016: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson scores the second goal against Chelsea during the FA Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a poor clearance from Gary Cahill, Henderson brought the ball down and out of his feet. He then sent an immaculate strike that flew past Courtois and into the very top corner of the Blues net. Diego Costa would notch a goal back for Chelsea but that is a far as they would come.

Henderson’s goal handed Antonio Conte his first loss as Chelsea boss. Get in lad!

1. Kenny Dalglish (1985/1986)

A fantastic day in Liverpool history.

The previous year marked the resignation of Joe Fagan. Dalglish was then appointed player-manager with hopes of bringing further success to Anfield, while continuing the bootroom tradition.

Fast-forward a year and with a win at the Bridge the title was all but ours. After Ronnie Whelan had his shot blocked the ball popped back towards him in the air. He jumped to head it towards the penalty area. The ball was then flicked through to Dalglish, and with sublime chest control he brought the ball down and slotted it into the net. Dalglish pranced away in ecstatic fashion, both arms up in the air. Cheers roared out from the away end.

The match finished 1-0. Dalglish had brought the 16th league title to Anfield, the 8th in 11 seasons. The Reds finished the season with a two point lead at the top ahead of Everton and went on to complete the double by beating Everton in the final a week later. What a week.

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