What a 10 years it has been. A decade that started with a relegation scrap and an ownership group that nearly destroyed the club, and ended as European and World Champions. What a ride.
Time is relative, and lunchtime doubly so. But on a practical basis, when a decade comes and goes, it is natural to reflect on what happened over this arbitrary period of time. Through Liverpool’s lowest of lows, and highest of highs, there have always been moments of magic and the footballers who created them, which keeps us coming back.
Some years were undoubtedly easier to choose from than others, but the club have released a final short list of 10 wonderful goals—1 from each year of the last 10. The list is as follows.
- 2010: Fernando Torres v Sunderland
- 2011: Luis Suarez v Stoke City
- 2012: Luis Suarez v Newcastle United
- 2013: Luis Suarez v Norwich City
- 2014: Daniel Sturridge v Everton
- 2015: Philippe Coutinho v Southampton
- 2016: Jordan Henderson v Chelsea
- 2017: Emre Can v Watford
- 2018: Mohamed Salah v Tottenham Hotspur
- 2019: Divock Origi v Barcelona
For my money, it has to be Origi’s second against Barcelona, the one that sent us through to the final.
This isn’t just recency bias, or sour grapes over the fact that 90+6 against the Ev wasn’t just declared the greatest goal of the last—or any—decade.
No. It’s the only goal that directly led to us winning the big thing. You know the thing. Number 6. Ol’ Big Ears. We won it in Madrid.
Hendo’s banger against Chelsea and Sturridge’s sublime finish against Everton are honorable mentions for me because of my love of the players, and the great sentimentality attached to both goals. However, neither goal led to a big prize at the end, so I still have to go with “corner taken quickly.”
Anyway, what do you think? Let us know in the comments below, and vote (and watch the goals) through the club’s official website (not on Twitter, take notes, Spurs).