'Bailed them out' - Thierry Henry makes 'lucky' Liverpool Champions League claim

‘Bailed them out’ – Thierry Henry makes ‘lucky’ Liverpool Champions League claim

Thierry Henry believes Liverpool were ‘lucky’ to open the scoring in their 2-0 win over Villarreal on Wednesday night.

Liverpool have been dominant at Anfield from the start and put in another fine performance against their La Liga opponents. After a scoreless first half, Liverpool struck twice in two second half minutes.

First, Pervis Estupinan turned the ball into his own net after trying to hold out Jordan Henderson’s looping attempt. Just seconds later, Sadio Mané added a second from close range.

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And despite dominating possession, Henry believes Liverpool’s opening goal was ‘lucky’ and before that ‘Jürgen Klopp’s side hadn’t shown much’.

“If you watch the game, I think a lucky goal saved them, for me. I think they would have knocked on the door if not all night,” he told CBS Sports.

“It’s a lucky goal, Villarreal’s own goal is a lucky goal and I don’t think they showed much before that.

“But along the way I would say, if you go for the quadruple, then you have to have that luck. And after that there is nothing more with luck.”

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