Liam Henderson mocks Dusan Vlahovic's price tag in Juventus defeat

‘Oh £80million?!’: Empoli’s Scottish midfielder Liam Henderson hilariously mocks Dusan Vlahovic’s price tag during Empoli’s stunning 4-1 win over Juventus – with the Serbian star struggling with just 14 goals this term

  • Juventus fell to a stunning defeat to cap off a miserable week at the Old Lady 
  • The Italian giants were knocked out of the Europa League semi-finals last week
  • Massimiliano Allegri admits he is ‘tired’ as Juve lose following 10-point penalty 

Dusan Vlahovic’s struggles at Juventus this season left him on the receiving end of a hilarious taunt from one of his opponents on Monday, as Juventus’ week went from bad to worse. 

Having already had a 10-point deduction imposed after the club were found guilty of inflating transfer fees over a three-year period earlier in the year, Juve fell to a bitterly disappointing 4-1 loss to Empoli. 

And that was the third blow to their prospects this season, having been knocked out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage just five days previously, by record winners Sevilla, with their Champions League ambitions now in tatters.

However, rather than the whole team, it was just Vlahovic that was singled out by Henderson on Monday, who targeted the Serbian as a result of the hefty fee he commanded, when he first joined the club.

With Juve set for another debilitating defeat, Scotland youth international Henderson was caught on camera mouthing: ‘Oh, 80million!’ to Vlahovic mid-game. 

Liam Henderson was caught on camera mocking struggling Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic on Monday

It has been a difficult campaign for Vlahovic, who has scored just 14 goals in 42 games this term

Vlahovic could be seen with his hand seemingly at his mouth, but it is unclear if he was retorting to Henderson. 

The hosts on Monday started brightly at the Stadio Carlo Castellani, with Francesco Caputo scoring his first of the game from the spot after only 18 minutes. 

Sebastiano Luperti made it two in three minutes with the defender blasting it into the roof of the net from close range after some shambolic defending from the Turin outfit following a corner. 

Caputo then scored his second – and Empoli’s third – of the game as the hosts continued to dominate the Italian giants, with the striker deftly flicking the ball over an on-rushing Wojciech Szczesny just two minutes into the second half. 

Federico Chiesa got one back for the beleaguered Bianconeri five minutes from the final whistle, before Roberto Piccoli reinstated the three-goal ascendancy, capping off a miserable night – and week – for Juventus.

Vlahovic left Fiorentina for Juventus for an €80million fee (£69.6m) in January 2022, but has struggled for form this term with just 14 goals in 42 appearances for the Italian giants. 

Henderson began his career at Celtic, before leaving after five years for Italy. 

He joined Bari in 2018, before two years with Hellas Verona, a season at Lecce and a move to Empoli in 2021, having spent part of 2020 on loan at the Tuscan side previously.  

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