Video: Wijnaldum’s Thumping Header Breaks Atletico Resistance for Liverpool

Video: Wijnaldum’s Thumping Header Breaks Atletico Resistance for Liverpool

Liverpool‘s Champions League hopes were revived this evening thanks to a thumping header from midfielder Gini Wijnaldum.

Trailing 1-0 in their last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid after their first-leg two weeks ago, Jurgen Klopp’s European Champions knew they’d need to dig deep to turn things around against Diego Simeone’s famously well-drilled defence.

However, after a nervy opening 42 minutes, the Anfield stands exploded into life when Wijnaldum found the back of the net for only his fourth goal of the campaign – and swiftly wiped-out Atletico’s advantage in the tie:

Of course, Wijnaldum is now developing into a real hero for Reds fans on their big European nights after his stunning double in the semi-finals against Barcelona last season.

But do he and his Liverpool team-mates have what it takes to go all the way and retain their trophy this season – as well as win their first English title in 30 years?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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