Al-Ettifaq 3-1 Damak: Jordan Henderson picks up two assists as Steven Gerrard’s side go fifth in the Saudi Pro League

Al-Ettifaq have moved fifth in the Saudi Pro League after picking up a 3-1 win over Damak on Saturday.

Captain Jordan Henderson led by example as he picked up two first-half assists, leading his side to a third win in five games.

They were made to work for the win, after former Tottenham and Burnley winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou opened the scoring from the penalty spot after seven minutes.

The hosts were soon back on top in a frenetic first-half, with Henderson twice setting up Moussa Dembele, who British fans may remember from spells at Fulham and Celtic, in the first 25 minutes to make it 2-1.

Jordan Henderson picked up two assists on Saturday night as Al-Ettifaq beat Damak 3-1

Steven Gerrard's side now sit just three points off Saudi Pro League leaders Al-Hilal

Steven Gerrard’s side now sit just three points off Saudi Pro League leaders Al-Hilal

Hamdan Al Shamrani then secured the three points with a third goal after 68 minutes.

The win leaves Steven Gerrard’s sign just three points off league leaders Al-Hilal after five games.

It was also a good evening for the club off the pitch, as they confirmed the arrival of another former Liverpool midfielder in Gini Wijnaldum.

Al-Ettifaq will next be in action against Abha after the international break on Saturday, September 16. 


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