Six Liverpool players have competed against each other in the ‘Falken Tyres Shooting Challenge’ held at Melwood.
The players involved took part in three separate challenges: free-kicks, buckets and the pendulum.
They scored points for every target they hit and were split into three teams.
The third team, consisting of Takumi Minamino and Adam Lallana, perhaps went into the challenge as favourites given their technical ability.
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FIRST CHALLENGE – FREE-KICKS
Each player was given three attempts. Hitting the top corner was two points, while one point was given for hitting the bottom corner.
Jones and Elliott were up first but, despite going close, neither could score any points.
Lallana and Miniamino were up next and it was the former who stole the show.
The Englishman proceeded to hit the top and bottom corner, scoring three points for his side.
Origi and Alexander-Arnold also hit the tyres on numerous occasions but didn’t score any points.
SECOND CHALLENGE – THE PENDULUM
Each player was given three goes at trying to hit the ball through a winging tyre. One point was given for successfully doing so.
Nothing really to report given not one player managed to score a point.
That meant Lallana and Minamino held a three-point lead going into the third and final challenge…
THIRD CHALLENGE – BUCKETS
Each team was given 30 seconds to hit as many balls through into the tyres from the edge of the box.
Lallana and Minamino were up first and the it was the former who managed to score a point for his side.
That meant the other two teams needed four points to draw and five points to win.
Jones and Elliott were up next and the former was on fire. He managed to score three points, but Elliott was unable to score a point of his own.
Last up was Alexander-Arnold and Origi but they managed to add just one point to their total.
1. Lallana and Minamino – four points
2. Jones and Elliott – three points
3. Alexander-Arnold and Origi – one point
Alexander-Arnold and Origi, given they are Liverpool’s most established first-team players, surprisingly came last.
At least the English right-back managed to score a point on the third and final challenge to prevent them not scoring at all…
Jones put up a good fight-back but it was Lallana who managed to carry Minamino to victory and the bragging rights.
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