Liverpool have scored 955 goals since January 1st 2010, and it has been my job to analyse every single one of those, in order to find my top ten. There are some big names in this list and some even bigger ones left out and also some that you have probably forgotten about…

So here goes…

10: Dejan Lovren vs Borussia Dortmund – 14/4/2016

Never known for his scoring prowess, Dejan Lovren scored an injury-time winner after being two goals down, twice, against Jurgen Klopp’s former employers. The Croatian’s header put Liverpool into the semi-final of the Europa League after a crazy game that finished 4-3 in 2016.

9: Sebastian Coates vs QPR

An unlikely scorer of an acrobatic attempt at goal came from Uruguayan giant Sebastian Coates. The 6ft6” centre-back was alone in the middle of the penalty area after a poor clearance from Queens Park Rangers defence. The ball floated through the air towards him and the execution of the bicycle kick was truly immense.

8: Jordan Henderson vs Chelsea – 16/09/2016

In a list that will not contain any goals from Steven Gerrard, today’s skipper has a goal to remember from the 2010s. Chelsea thought all danger was averted when Gary Cahill cleared the ball away from the penalty area but Jordan Henderson had other ideas. His first touch was brilliant to set him up for the shot, and the right-footed strike flew into the far right corner, millimetres from the crossbar.

7: Philippe Coutinho vs Arsenal – 14/08/2016

A player who could dominate all spaces in this list is Philippe Coutinho. His free-kick away at Arsenal was the pick of his goals during his time at Anfield, in my opinion. At least 30 yards separated him and Petr Cech’s goal at the Emirates, but he was still able to pick out the top corner having gone over the top of the Gunners’ wall.

6: Raul Meireles vs Wolverhampton Wanderers – 22/01/2011

A bit of an unsung hero at Liverpool in the 2010/11 season under Kenny Dalglish, where the Portuguese midfielder picked up the PFA Fans Player of the Year award, ahead of Dimitar Berbatov. In a game that was overshadowed by Richard Keys and Andy Gray departing Sky Sports, Meireles scored a wonderful volley from 25 yards, leaving Wayne Hennessey stranded.

5: Christian Benteke vs Manchester United – 12/09/2015

Probably Christian Benteke’s only real highlight as a Liverpool player, as his goal against United at Old Trafford. In a game where Anthony Martial’s performance was set up in lights, the goal of the day was undoubtedly scored by the Belgian. After Jordon Ibe’s cross was deflected up by Daley Blind, Benteke’s overhead kick was too powerful for David de Gea in goal.

4: Divock Origi vs Barcelona – 07/05/2019

This is arguably the most important Liverpool goal in years, and it was scored by a player who always seems to net at crucial moments. Divock Origi should be commended for his goalscoring initiative, but the majority of the credit here goes to Trent Alexander-Arnold. His quick thinking to take a corner when the Barcelona team were disorganised, was different class.

A 4-0 win for Liverpool, cancelled out a 3-0 loss in the Nou Camp. This booked their place in Madrid, where the Red’s beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0, where Origi scored again.

3: Luis Suarez vs Newcastle – 04/11/2012

A list that could be filled with goals from Liverpool’s former No.7, but this one from Suarez gets my vote as the best of his 82 goals for the Reds. A definition of how to make the impossible seem easy, here, as the Uruguayan latched onto Jose Enrique’s long ball with a stunning first touch. He took the 70-yard ball on his chest, and after rounding Tim Krul with the deftest of touches, he finished the move with ease.

2: Emre Can vs Watford – 01/05/2017

Emre Can was a player who split opinions amongst the Kop, but his goal against Watford was undeniably the goal of the season for 2016/17 season. A hopeful ball forward from Lucas Leiva was turned into a wonderful goal after an acrobatic shot from just inside the penalty area, which left Heurelho Gomes helpless in the Watford net.

1: Mohamed Salah vs Chelsea – 14/04/2019

After breaking goalscoring records in his first season at the club, Mohamed Salah saved his best strike for last season. After a fine cross-field ball from Virgil van Dijk, Salah cut inside from the right side and unleashed a rocket to beat Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Chelsea goal.

Another MerseySportLive journalist, Mathew Nixon, did a similar article about the blue half of Merseyside, you can read that one here.

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