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.”
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.