Ex-Liverpool doctor says Jordan Henderson practised shooting with three teammates

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We still can’t stop thinking about Jordan Henderson’s stunning goal against Chelsea on Friday night.

The Liverpool midfielder scored a goal that, before Granit Xhaka’s beauty for Arsenal against Hull City on Saturday afternoon, was a certainty to be named goal of the month.

So good was Henderson’s strike that Steven Gerrard couldn’t help responding on Instagram.

“Hendo… stop it,” Gerrard said, along with some clapping-hands emojis, as he watched on from the United States.

Quite where the England international’s screamer came from is anyone’s guess. He had gone 19 games without scoring before last night.

Henderson's screamer

But the goal didn’t come as much of a surprise to Zafar Iqbal, the current Head of Sports Medicine at Crystal Palace.

Dr Iqbal used to be the doctor at Liverpool, and so he’s seen Henderson up close and person. And DrZaf, as he refers to himself on Twitter, has revealed that the former Sunderland man used to practise his shooting with some of the finest shooters Anfield has ever seen.

“No fluke,” he said on Twitter, in response to Henderson’s goal. “Used to do this in training & worked hard at it. Was always practicing with Stevie G, [Luis] Suarez and [Philippe] Coutinho.”

That trio of players know where the back of the net is. No wonder Henderson was eager to learn from them.

Gerrard takes to Instagram

One thing that is clear from the midfielder’s goal is that he steered well clear of Mario Balotelli during shooting practise.

What has been the best goal of the Premier League season so far? Let us know in the comments section below!

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