Liverpool

"Origi assist" as Salah, Henderson have kids nine months after Barça 4-0 victory

The local press in Liverpool had a bit of fun as the two stars welcomed new babies exactly nine months and a day after famous 4-0 win at Anfield.

"Origi assist" as Salah, Henderson have kids nine months after Barça 4-0 victory

Life is pretty good in Liverpool for Jürgen Klopp’s side, who hold a 22-point lead over Manchester City as they chase a first Premier League title and a first championship in 30 years, but for Mo Salah and Jordan Henderson the 4-0 victory over Barcelona in last season’s Champions League has added an extra special event to the inaugural winter break.

Both players announced new arrivals to their families last week and the press in Liverpool were quick to do the maths: Salah and Henderson’s babies were born exactly nine months after Liverpool’s comeback at Anfield, where the 4-0 victory on 7 May 2019 overturned a 3-0 defeat at Camp Nou and laid the platform for Klopp’s side to go on to lift the trophy in Madrid.

“Origi assist,” joked one of Liverpool’s captains, James Milner, on social media in reference to the quick corner taken by Trent Alexander-Arnold that the Belgium international hit past Marc-Andre ter Stegen to complete the rout.

Iceland baby boom

New arrivals are not uncommon after great sporting triumphs. In 2017, Iceland reported a spike in births nine months after their national team pulled off one of the great shocks in recent major tournament history by dumping England out of Euro 2016. Reyjavik’s Landspitali University Hospital said that on the weekend of March 25-26 – nine months after the 2-1 win – a record number of births took place.