Coutinho, Henderson and more: Liverpool stars react to Cherries win on Instagram
Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson congratulate Liverpool striker Christian Benteke on his Anfield goal
Jordan Henderson congratulated Liverpool striker Christian Benteke on his first Anfield goal after the Reds edged to a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth.
The Belgium international, who moved to Liverpool in a £32.5m deal from Aston Villa in the summer, prodded a 29th-minute effort past Artur Boruc.
However, replays showed that Reds playmaker Philippe Coutinho had been standing in an offside position and interfering with play in the lead up to Benteke’s effort.
Nevertheless, Liverpool captain Henderson was quick to congratulate the club’s second-most expensive signing of all-time:
“Well done mate! @christianbenteke25 good 3 points 👍”
Croatia international Dejan Lovren can take pride from back-to-back cleansheets since reclaiming his place in the Liverpool line-up, although the defender was more pleased for Benteke:
“Great perfomance from everyone, great to be back at Anfield 💪👌 congrats to @christianbenteke25 for his debut goal. #YNWA”
Coutinho, who effectively provided an unwitting assist for Benteke’s winner, sent the 24-year-old a special message via his Instagram page:
“Well done boys.🔴 Congratulations to @christianbenteke25 for his first goal at anfield. 👊”
Finally, Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno, who was a second-half substitute, issued something of a Reds rallying cry after their narrow win:
“3 POINTS. WE ARE LIVERPOOL, WE ARE FAMILY. #ynwa #anfield #thisisanfield #liverpoolfc ⚽️⚽️”