To say there have been some impressive goals scored in the Premier League this season would be an understatement.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Olivier Giroud’s scorpion kicks. Andy Carroll’s scissor kick. Jordan Henderson’s screamer against Chelsea.
It’s safe to say the Goal of the Season competition has been the most exciting its been in some time.
And Emre Can added his own effort to the conversation with a stunning overhead kick in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Watford on Monday evening.
The German burst into the box and, when Lucas Leiva delivered the cross, Can acrobatically volleyed past Heurelho Gomes.
It prompted instant praise on social media. Gary Lineker wrote: “Can he? You bet he can. Sensational goal from Emre Can.”
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, who knew a thing or two about scoring brilliant goals, wrote on Instagram: “Massive win for Liverpool thanks to a special goal. Take a bow Emre Can.”
Klopp missed part of Can's goal
Jurgen Klopp had the best seat in the house to witness Can’s strike at Vicarage Road, but he foolishly turned around before the ball hit the back of the net.
“I'd love to see the goal again, I turned a bit too early before it hit the back of the net,” the German told reporters.
“We didn't train for a bicycle kick for Emre, but the pass from Lucas, the run from Emre - that was really nice.”
Martin Tyler's commentary
Martin Tyler had the privilege of commentating on such a goal but his level of enthusiasm - or lack thereof - when Can scored didn’t please every Liverpool supporter.
One fan even said Tyler spoke as if he was “at the snooker”.
Tyler, who has been called out by Reds’ fans for his commentary in the past, said, in hardly the most excited tone: “Wow… wow. Emre Can. Well Lallana was special, but that is very, very special.
“And Liverpool have the lead in extraordinary fashion.”
Check it out below.
Video: Martin Tyler reacts to Emre Can's goal
And the reaction from a number of disgruntled Liverpool supporters:
Can: I've never scored a better goal
Unsurprisingly, Can called it the best goal of his career.
“When the ball came I wanted to head it, but I saw the goal (was far away)," he said, via the Liverpool Echo. "It was a great ball by Lucas, I didn't think too much. I was really happy I could help the team.
"It's the best goal I've ever scored. It was a great time. I want to help the team, I am very happy I could help with the goal."
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