Jordan Henderson Misses Liverpool Training Ahead of Champions League Tie With Genk

Ross Houston
November 7, 2019

Liverpool took advantage of Napoli, who were held to a 1-1 draw at the San Paolo stadium with Red Bull Salzburg, to lead the group with nine points.

"It takes a while to get that back but I think I'm getting better with that".

Oxlade-Chamberlain netted the victor just eight minutes into the second half after Gini Wijnaldum's earlier opener was equalized by Genk's forward Mbwana Samata a few minutes before half-time. Sometimes it just looks easy because we do everything right and score the goals.

This game was nearly an inconvenience, considering what is at stake on Sunday, with Jurgen Klopp's side looking to extend their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League, and for long periods it seemed the players viewed it as such.

Prior to the game, Liverpool had a close encounter against Aston Villa in the Premier League, where Sadio Mane's goal in the extra-time handed Liverpool a crucial win.

Klopp had previously ruled out this possibility but the club said in a statement that although it was "not an ideal scenario" the outcome was reached in "the best interests of the competition".

"In each of them we can decide it with a win, but that sounds easier than it is because both of them will be really tricky".

"That keeps the game pretty exciting, and left Genk alive".

Winaldum opened the scoring in the 14th minute.

The lively Salah found Oxlade-Chamberlain with some neat footwork and the 26-year-old turned on a sixpence before lashing a left-footed shot into the bottom corner at the Kop end.

The leveller was no less than the Belgians deserved for a spirited effort in the later stages of the first half, but they were a goal down again soon the restart.

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