Jamie Carragher is usually more well-known for his knack for making courageous blocks and launching into last-ditch tackles than troubling opponents at the other end of the pitch, but he recently found the back of the net with a stoking free kick.
In a training session, which was filmed by the Liverpool website crew, Carragher hammered the set piece past goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi—straight into the top corner!
Not a bad finish for a soon-to-be retired central defender who has managed to rack up just five official senior goals for the club in 731 appearances.
Despite the fact he found the back of the net on his first full start for the Reds, back in 1998 against Aston Villa, Carragher has managed just one goal every 146 games over his entire career. Southampton, Middlesbrough, Fulham and FBK Kaunas are the other teams to have fallen victim to his sporadic forays into opposing penalty areas over the past 16 years.
It might have only been a training session, but Carragher—ever the determined professional—was happy to run off celebrating his strike. He also made sure the admiring crew had recorded the goal.
After wrapping up the session, he was quick to ask the cameraman, "What time's it on TV? I'm gonna Sky Plus (record) it!"
Carragher is set to depart the first team scene at Anfield this summer, bringing down the curtain on a career in which he won the FA Cup twice, the League Cup three times, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
You suspect he would love to sign off his career by finding the back of the net during a match for a sixth time before he departs for good.