Jordan Henderson Wonderstrike Propels Liverpool Over Chelsea

Diego Costa's second-half goal wasn't enough to overcome an inspired first half from Liverpool that saw goals from Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson.

Liverpool announced their top-four candidacy with a good-but-not-overwhelming 2-1 win against Chelsea at Samford Bridge Friday.

 Dejan Lovren, of all people, opened the game up with an easy finish in the 17th minute.

This goal brought to you by a very special bit of set piece defending from Chelsea.

Fantastic. It probably isn't a good thing for Chelsea that literally three different Liverpool players could have scored that goal. 

 

Speaking of fantastic, Jordan Henderson. 

That's a goal of the year candidate, reminiscent of the last man to wear the armband for Liverpool. Everything about that shot is perfect, from the first touch to the dip over Courtois. 

After a nervy 30 final minutes, Liverpool closed the gap on the frontrunners and ended Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season. The Reds aren't sneaking up on anyone after their last two victories, and the Blues have some serious thinking to do.

Contact The18 Staff Writer Sam Klomhaus at Klomhaus@The18.com or follow him on Twitter @SamKlomhaus

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