Jordan Henderson marked a career highlight by scoring his first-ever World Cup goal for England – and Liverpool fans were loving his link-up with Jude Bellingham.
The midfielder is not renowned for his scoring ability but got a crucial strike for England in their last 16 victory over Senegal – just his third goal in 73 caps.
At the age of 32 years and 170 days, Henderson becomes England’s second-oldest ever World Cup scorer, after Tom Finney against USSR in 1958 (36 years and 64 days).
Following some fine work from Bellingham down the left flank, the ball was cut back to Henderson who side-footed a neat effort past Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to put Gareth Southgate’s side ahead with 38 minutes on the clock.
Henderson was quick to give the credit for his goal to England sensation Bellingham, the 19-year-old who was responsible for laying the chance on a plate for him.
The pair locked heads and roared in delight as the Three Lions took the lead – and Harry Kane then made it 2-0 before half-time to put England on the verge of a quarter-final against France.
With Bellingham heavily linked with a move to Liverpool next summer, it’s possible that the up-and-coming star and the experienced Henderson could be playing together a lot more often should the much-touted move come to fruition.
The link up and celebration certainly had Liverpool fans buzzing on social media at the potential prospect of seeing the two team up at Anfield.