Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Modo, Nov 15, 2019.
Gerrard never showed much emotion when he scored for us.......
Said no one ever(apart from themancs)
I’ve never seen a better striker of the ball from distance than Gerrard. There was no defense against those rockets. And it’s not like he was taking a ton of shots from distance in every game and wasting his team’s attacking efforts - but the shots he did take usually hit the target.
Easily the best for long distance screamers. Some of those are just astonishing. Anything to 30m was fair game and impossible to defend against.
Some more Top 10s, some screamers in here too. Rushie's goal though - wow.
And just because. If only injury hadn't crippled poor Daniel :
4th best goal against our biggest rivals.
Lucas, to N'gog, goal.
Lol was just thinking this, how on Earth did Wash get a goal in a top 10 listing.
Gerrard’s goal against Boro is one of the best I’ve ever seen.
Like 39 are penos (he only missed one) but almost every goal is a beaut. He scored an outrageous goal against us at Anfield back in like 89 or 90.
Just watched them again. Is there anyone in the league, or the world right now, who can hit it like that? Neves is close, maybe? Is it a dying art, like the mid range jumper?
Neves is a bang average, inconsistent, wasteful player.
The press bang on about his occasional shots cos they look great, but don't show you how many miss, & the rest of the time he's just massively inconsistent.
Gerrard was a freak for amazing long shots. I doubt we'll see his like again.
Just wait until our 20 year old "right back" starts playing further up the pitch...
Watching our warm up drills before each game is always interesting, you can see who are the natural ball strikers. For years it was a master class from Gerrard who was simply awesome. Coutinho scuffed everything at first but clearly worked on his technique and became one of the best at long range.
In the current squad, there are a few who can hit the target regularly and several who can smack into the corner occasionally but most of the time it's high and wide.
The stand out strikers of a ball now are Oxlade Chamberlain and Fabinho. Little backlift but maximum power.
To be fair, the full backs don't have shots in except from wide out and Trent clearly has exceptional technique. Salah's strength is bending the ball and that's why he is so clinical at his best.
But Ox has that wow factor when you see him put his foot through the ball
Off topic and not worth a new thread but a fun fact :
After signing for Juventus last summer Cristiano Ronaldo was put on free-kick duty, forcing Paulo Dybala and Miralem Pjanić out of the job. Since then he's taken 28 free-kicks and has missed every single one.
His free kick technique is overrated. Always has been.
Don't know about now...Nedved could hit like that as well.
But hard to imagine being more deadly than Gerrard from range.
Thinking of our players, then other than Riise....Cisse could it really had...but was a poor footballer.
Hamann was not bad, but he scored rarely. Coutinho comes closest to Gerrard among our players i think.
Oh and Gerrard's goal against Boro...wow. That's a once in a life time hit.
Yeah, but he still can't match Gerrard for sheer brute power. Some of the strikes in Gerrard's portfolio would not have been possible for Coutinho
Messi is a weird one, he had a fairly decent record from freekicks until about 3 years ago and he changed something in his technique. Since then his accuracy has been insane, hes turned into probably the best freekick taker in the game.
@Modo - really good stuff that, but at the same time a little sad because so many good Coutinho memories - so many ahhhrrrhg fuck barca.