Xabi Alonso – LIVERPOOL FC vs. Arsenal (November 2004)

The match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal in November 2004 saw some special goals in a match that the home side, despite being depleted of many key players due to injury, win 2-1 thanks to a corking late goal from Neil Mellor.

Liverpool’s opener though was equally as good and one of the best team goals of the season. Steve Finnan began the move, winning possession off Robert Pires before producing a great ball to the left-hand side, finding Harry Kewell. The Australian knocked the ball down into the path of Steven Gerrard. The captain was helped out by a brilliant run from Mellor that took Sol Campbell out of his natural position. This allowed Gerrard the space to pick out his centre midfield partner Xabi Alonso, who produced a stunning finish at the end of a sizzling team move.

It even got a rare bit of emotion from Rafa Benitez. The usually calm Spaniard giving the thumbs-up to a routine that looked like it had been put together on the training ground and came to fruition in the grand manner against the reigning champions.

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