October 28, 2020

All hail King Luis

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Liverpool’s Luis Suarez

JORDAN HENDERSON paid tribute to two-goal hero Luis Suarez after the striker fired Liverpool into the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup with a 2-1 victory over Stoke City last night.

The Reds trailed to Kenwyne Jones’ first-half header before Suarez turned the tie in remarkable fashion after the break.

The Uruguayan produced a breathtaking equaliser as he beat Thomas Sorensen with a curling effort from outside the box.

Suarez then headed home the winner from Henderson’s cross five minutes from time to keep the Reds’ hopes of a trip to Wembley alive.

“Luis Suarez was unbelievable,” Henderson said.

“His first goal was absolutely brilliant. It really was a piece of individual class.

“That’s what he is – he does that every week.

“Well done to him because that was a great performance from him tonight.”

Stoke had gone ahead against the run of play and Henderson insists Kenny Dalglish’s men were good value for the victory which avenged their Premier League defeat at the Britannia Stadium last month.

“It was a great win for us,” Henderson said.

“I thought we started really well and carried it right through the game. We deserved the win in the end and we showed a lot of character.

“We were disappointed to go 1-0 down because we had played well up until then and had created a lot of chances to go in front.”

Liverpool are now unbeaten in six games in all competitions and Henderson admits they are desperate to go all the way in the Carling Cup this season.

Elsewhere, Blackburn and Chelsea both needed extra time but managed to progress to the last eight of the competition with wins over Newcastle United and Everton.

Manchester City will also be in the hat after a convincing win over Wolves.

On Tuesday night Arsenal and Manchester United both won along with Cardiff and Crystal Palace.

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