Liverpool FC: Ranking Liverpool's 8 Best Goals This Season
The Premier League plays host to some of the most talented footballers in World Football. As a result, each year, Premier League fans from all over the world enjoy the spectacle that English football has become renowned for, and at times, the spectacle produces the spectacular.
Heading into the back end of this season, it seems safe to say that this year has lived up to the billing. Extraordinary technique, raw talent and a hint of luck has combined on more than one occasion this season to provide football enthusiasts with something to dig their teeth into.
Being part of the Premier League, Liverpool have contributed to what one might call "The Great Goal" tally. Here are eight of Liverpool's best goals this season.
8. Steven Gerrard vs. Manchester City
On the anniversary of Hillsborough, the Premier League was set alight by its most classic fixture: Liverpool vs. Manchester United, at Anfield.
The scene was set for a spectacle, and the two sides didn't disappoint. In a cagey affair, United took the points with a 2-1 victory, though they were extremely fortunate to do so.
But for some, the result wasn't important. It was the tribute to the families of those affected by the Hillsborough tragedy that was of importance. Balloons were set off into the sky by the two team captains, and a moment of silence was held by the thousands that attended the game.
How fitting was it, then, that club legend Steven Gerrard, himself affected by the loss of his cousin, Jon-Paul, opened the scoring in front of a Kop desperate for justice. It was one of the most sentimental goals anybody will see, any season.
The video embedded encompasses the respect Steven Gerrard deserves. I urge all of you to watch it.
7. Jordan Henderson vs. Norwich
Jordan Henderson has started to justify a hefty transfer sum forked out by Liverpool with some stellar performances, the highlight of which being this cracking goal against Norwich. Henderson hasn't developed into a goal-scoring midfielder like Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard, but goals like this prove that he might just yet.
Henderson receives the ball bouncing 25 yards from goal, before smacking it first time into the top corner.
6. Enrique vs. Swansea
When news came about that Brendan Rodgers was to become Liverpool manager, social networking sites in particular were full of optimism concerning Liverpool and their new playing style, Tiki Taka. Lots of short passes, lots of creativity, lots of movement.
If you want to see a goal that combines the three, Jose Enrique's is the one to watch.
5. Daniel Sturridge vs. Manchester City
Daniel Sturridge has made a near-perfect start to his Liverpool career. After netting in his first two games for the club, his confidence has taken an understandable boost, a boost which has compelled the striker to take on shots like this one.
He hit this one so hard, he injured himself.
At least it was worth it.
4. Glen Johnson vs. West Ham
Glen Johnson has proved doubters wrong this season, as the versatile defender has excelled both defensively and offensively from right- and left-back. He likes to take a shot or two, and while some find Row Z, some end up in the back of the net.
3. Luis Suarez vs. Newcastle
A goal that puts Luis Suarez's excellent technique on a plate.
Suarez runs onto a lobbed-through ball from Enrique before chesting the ball at full speed, rounding the keeper while doing so and finishing into an empty net.
World class doesn't quite do it justice.
2. Luis Suarez vs. Manchester City
Suarez kicked off the season with this effort against Manchester City—not the first free-kick the Uruguayan has scored this season, either. The placement was inch perfect, as you can see from the replays.
You can't help but wonder whether even Stephen Fry could grace this with a suitable superlative.
1. Steven Gerrard vs. Manchester City
I don't think I could do this goal justice with any explanation or walkthrough, so just watch the video, starting from 2:05.
The strange thing is, when Gerrard picked the ball up, I knew he was going to score. He's that reliable.
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