Thierry Henry reacts to Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Crystal Palace

Thierry Henry has his say after 10-man Liverpool seal a dramatic 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park

Thierry Henry insisted that Liverpool were fully deserving of the three points after Christian Benteke’s penalty earned the Reds a dramatic 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.

After a goalless first half, the home side took the lead in the 48th minute thanks to Joe Ledley’s finish.

Liverpool were then reduced to 10 men when James Milner was shown a second yellow card in the 62nd minute at Selhurst Park.

However, the Reds drew level when Roberto Firmino slotted home in the 72nd minute after a mistake by Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

And the visitors secured all three points when substitute Benteke coolly slotted home his penalty after he went down under a challenge by Damien Delaney in the box.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Henry said: “I don’t really think Palace deserved more. They knew what was coming and in the second half actually Liverpool played way better with 10 men.

“Palace became a bit timid, fragile, lethargic. They were a bit passive at times and Liverpool deserved to win the game.

“I thought that in the last 30 minutes, Liverpool controlled the game with 10 men.”

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The result leaves Liverpool in seventh place in the Premier League table and six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City heading into the final nine games of the season.

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