Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson has exposed the secret behind Trent Alexander-Arnold’s thunderous free kick which saw the Reds seize the initiative at Stamford Bridge.
It was a training ground routine executed to perfection as Salah deftly back heeled the ball into Arnold’s path for him to slam the ball home from 20 yards.
It has now been revealed that Henderson was the mastermind behind the set-piece and whispered a few words of wisdom prior to the 20-year-old placing the ball.
The Reds skipper was seen having a quiet word in Trent’s ear and Henderson took to social media to share his advice after the game.
“Think I just said put it straight in the top bin,” said Henderson. Short and simple but clearly it worked as seconds later Chelsea’s net was bulging.
Shortly after, Roberto Firmino headed Liverpool 2-0 ahead and although N’Golo Kante struck to give Chelsea hope, Jurgen Klopp’s side continued their 100% start to the season.
Post-match, Trent Alexander-Arnold weighed in with his version of events and told Sky Sports that he thought Jordan Henderson fancied the free-kick for himself.
“I think Hendo (Jordan Henderson) wanted it at first and then I think he thought it was a bit too close for him.
“I just discussed with Mo (Mohamed Salah) that I wanted it rolled, make the angle better, maybe confused the ‘keeper a little and I was able to put it away.
“Obviously, it moves their formation and makes them think somebody else is going to hit it and we react off that.
If we can get a little advantage and push their defensive line back a little bit then that’s what we’ll do.”