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Top 10 Best Liverpool Goals of 2011

by: AnthonyP On  Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tags:  Liverpool   Soccer  


Since Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish took over the Merseyside club for a second time in his managerial career during 2011, the football club has gone undergone major changes and the rebuilding process for the once dominant club commences and continues into the current 2011/2012 Premier League season. Total Pro Sports takes a look at the top 10 best Liverpool goals of 2011.

#10 - Andy Carroll vs Exeter City

Andy Carroll hasn’t scored many goals for Liverpool (five to be exact), but several of those have been quality strikes by the striker. Against Exeter City in the Carling Cup, Carroll stops the ball and unleashes a powerful strike into the right side of the goal.

#9 - Maxi Rodriguez vs Fulham

Maxi Rodriguez secured his second hat-trick within three games against Fulham and he sure did do it in style; progressing the ball until around the 25 yard mark, the winger strikes a fine effort that finds its way into the top left hand corner of the goal.

#8 - Steven Gerrard vs Manchester United

Steven Gerrard’s brief return to the Liverpool line-up was during the Manchester United encounter during the 2011/12 Premier League season. It was fitting, then, that the Liverpool captain scored his club’s only goal of the game with a trademark curling free kick.

#7 - Andy Carroll vs Manchester City

Sure, Andy Carroll has a lot left to prove to justify his £35 million price tag but he can certainly strike a dead ball with power and direction; as was the case against Manchester City, the ball is beckoning to be hit and the Liverpool striker capitalizes with a powerful shot that blindsided Joe Hart.

#6 - Jordan Henderson

Jordan Henderson took some time to properly gel with Liverpool’s new-look team during the 2011/2012 season, but there’s not doubting the midfielder features great quality and even greater potential. It was shown with his first goal for the club where he curls in inside the box brilliantly into the top left hand corner of the net.

#5 - Luis Suarez vs Stoke

Luis Suarez’s strike against Stoke in the FA Cup showcased the striker’s abilities he performed during his time with Ajax; putting the ball through a players’ leg, Suarez curls in a stunning effort that levels the game with Stoke City.

#4 - Luis Suarez vs Wolves

When Wolves came to Anfield during the 2011/2012 season for a Premier League match, Luis Suarez wrecked havoc against the defenders which was clearly showcased with this goal; putting the ball towards the goal after a Jose Enrique cross, Suarez stops to turn a defender and then perform another turn to which a shot then gets smashed passed the keeper and into the back of the net.

#3 - Luis Suarez vs Sunderland

Luis Suarez has scored some stunners during his time at Liverpool with one of them being his scorcher against Sunderland. Taking the ball past Lee Cattermole in a tight space, Suarez smashes a shot past Sunderland’s keeper to give Liverpool a 2-0 advantage.

#2 - Glen Johnson vs Chelsea

Glen Johnson doesn’t score often but when he does he ensures it’s an important goal which was exactly the case against his former club Chelsea when Liverpool played them during their encounter at Stamford Bridge. Johnson takes the ball past a defender via a nutmeg following a Charlie Adam cross, dodges forthcoming defenders and finishes into the bottom left half corner of the goal.

#1 - Raul Meireles vs Wolves

Raul Meireles’ one year stint at Liverpool saw the midfielder score some important goals even as far as scoring in five consecutive games following Kenny Dalglish’s appointment as manager. This particular goal sees the ball dropping above the player who then launches an unstoppable volley into the top right hand corner of the goal.