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VIDEO: Second-half goals from Coutinho, Henderson cap 4-0 Reds win



Buoyed by a home crowd and, admittedly, a Borussia Dortmund lineup that looks ahead to next week’s German cup tie, Liverpool enthusiastically dismissed its visitors to Anfield 4-0 on NBCSN this Saturday morning.

Philippe Coutinho, 22, was the star of the show, with a gorgeous first half flick set-up of Daniel Sturridge’s goal and a tight-angled shot that made it 3-0 early in the second half.

[ MORE VIDEO: First-half goals from Sturridge, Lovren ]

Dejan Lovren also scored for Liverpool in his Anfield debut, while Jordan Henderson added the fourth.

Here’s what we were saying at halftime.

Henderson’s goal was the culmination of a beautiful string of play that likely could’ve been stopped when Sturridge’s rescue of a ball on the end line appeared unsuccessful, but the striker instead turned a defender inside-out before feeding Henderson for the goal.


Liverpool: Mignolet, Manquillo (Kelly, 84'), Johnson (Enrique, 62'), Skrtel, Lovren, Gerrard, Emre Can (Lucas, 46'), Henderson (Allen, 80'), Sterling, Coutinho (Ibe, 72'), Sturridge (Lambert, 76')

Goals: Sturridge (10'), Lovren (13'), Coutinho (48'), Henderson (61')

Borussia Dortmund: Langerak, Piszczek, Sokratis (Knystock, 81'), Ginter, Schmelzer (Sarr, 81'), Kehl (Bender, 46'), Kirch (Immobile, 46'), Mkhitaryan (Ji, 58'), Aubameyang (Bandowski, 71'), Jojic (Amini, 77'), Ramos (Hofmann, 46')

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