It has been one hell of a season for spectacular goals by Liverpool players and we’ve narrowed it down to the top ten goals by Reds in 2006-07.
It all started before the season had properly got underway, with John Arne Riise’s dribble from inside his own half and low shot from 25 yards past Petr Cech in the Charity Shield which set us up for a nice start to the season.
Then we had Daniel Agger announce his intentions with the thunderbolt of a strike against West Ham on The Kop’s 100th anniversary in the first Premiership home match of the season in August. The big Dane marched into space in the middle of the park and unleashed an arrowing strike into the top corner of the Kop goal, swerving perfectly into the corner.
A month later there was another goal to marvel at as Xabi Alonso produced his speciality, scoring from the half way line against Newcastle. He collected the ball on the edge of the centre circle inside our half of the pitch, looked up, saw Steve Harper off his goal, and showed great skill and technique to sail the ball over the stumbling keeper’s head.
But a week later Alonso was arguably out-done by a different piece of skill by Peter Crouch – completely unexpected and completely beyond belief at the time, Crouch – with his back to goal – placed a beautiful overhead kick into the very bottom corner from Steve Finnan’s cross against Galatasaray.
While the 6-3 drubing at home to Arsenal in the League Cup won’t want to be remembered for long, it is notable for Steven Gerrard’s best goal of the season, his side on volley into the top corner was a tough piece of skill to acheive.
The new year then saw the arrival of Chelsea to Anfield and Jermaine Pennant opening his goalscoring tally in some style, expertly lobbing Petr Cech with a dipping volley which hit the underside of the bar in the far top corner and set the Reds up for a great win.
January saw another great goal in the shape of Peter Crouch’s strike at Upton Park within a minute of the restart after half time, a great team goal which ended with Crouch opening up his body and shaping the ball into the top corner with the inside of his foot from the edge of the box.
Then we had Riise’s right footed strike in the Nou Camp – a goal most notable for it’s importance than neccesarily it’s technique. Although it was well finished and off the underside of the bar – and ironically set up by golf club incident team mate Craig Bellamy!
And in the next round of the Champions League Riise was at it again – this time at PSV with a brilliant side on volley from almost 30 yards which sailed into the goal.
We conclude the top ten with a goal in the next stage of the Champions League again – this time the semi final at home to Chelsea and Daniel Agger’s perfectly executed training ground set-piece from Gerrard’s free kick pass which was arrowed into the bottom corner with perfect placement by the Dane.
It’s an incredible top ten of goals, all worthy of winning our goal of the seaoson for their own reasons – now you must vote for your favourite on the right side of the site…
The ones that didn’t quite make it:
Carragher’s first goal in seven years vs Fulham at the Kop End, Crouchie’s overhead kick vs Bolton on New Years’ Day, Crouch’s third in his hat trick against Arsenal, Kuyt’s goal at Wigan in our first away win of the season, Luis Garcia’s team goal vs Villa back in October, Kuyt’s vs Spurs and Riise’s in the same game vs Spurs