Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool career may be stuttering to an unspectacular conclusion, but ten years ago today, he was at his breathtaking best, hitting one of his incredible strikes that left the Kop rocking.
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The 34-year-old has scored many an important and inspiring goal for us, whether it be the stunner against Olympiakos, or at 3-0 down in a Champions League final, or 3-2 down entering stoppage time in an FA Cup final, but perhaps his best came in a regular Premier League clash against Middlesbrough.
While it may have had much less riding on it, it was welcomed with no less celebration. Seven minutes into the second half at Anfield – with us a goal down thanks to a fourth-minute opener from Szilard Nemeth – the skipper received the ball in acres of space, some 40 yards from goal, thanks to a delicate pass from John Arne Riise.
With the ball bouncing, the midfielder used his midriff to get out it in front of him, before stepping in and unleashing a vicious shot that resembled Tiger Woods – at his clinical best – fading a drive perfectly around a dogleg. And whilst Woods would place it perfectly in the fairway, Gerrard found the top corner.