Liverpool duo James Milner and Philippe Coutinho were tasked with recreating a pair of classic goals from recent years.
Milner and Coutinho were joined by Divock Origi at Melwood, as they looked to emulate two of the greatest goals in England in the past 15 years.
The first saw Milner take on Gianfranco Zola’s first-time flick for Chelsea in their FA Cup third-round win over Norwich City in 2002, beating Rob Green with an audacious effort.
Though Origi’s first ball was miss-hit, Milner finished his first effort with aplomb, tucking home at the near post.
Next up was Coutinho looking to recreate a goal from one the Premier League‘s greatest No. 10s, Dennis Bergkamp, with his strike against Newcastle United, also in 2002.
Receiving a threaded pass from Robert Pires, Bergkamp turned Nikos Dabizas with exquisite skill and sidefooted past Shay Given on the way to a 2-0 victory at St. James’ Park.
It took Coutinho four attempts, but the Brazilian finally managed to produce a similar effort.
Bergkamp scored 102 goals and laid on 34 assists in 385 games during his time with Arsenal, and with Coutinho wearing the same shirt for Liverpool, the hope will be that he goes on to produce similar for the Reds.