Jamie Carragher jokes Xabi Alonso was almost as bad as Charlie Adam at shooting

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Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of arguably one of the greatest goals in Premier League history.

Xabi Alonso's stunning strike from inside his own half against Newcastle on September 20, 2006, is still regarded as one of the Spaniard's finest moments at Anfield - and there are quite a few to pick from.

To celebrate the audacious strike - which in case you have forgotten, appears further down the page - Liverpool re-posted the goal on their Twitter account, which drew plenty of reaction from fans and ex-players alike.

That included a few of those who were on the pitch at the time and could not have wished for a better view of the awesome goal.

Daniel Agger and Jamie Carragher were Liverpool's centre-back pairing for the game and they recalled what the latter was thinking when he realised the Spaniard was about to shoot from so far out.

Understandably, Carragher didn't fancy Alonso's chances of scoring from 70 or so yards and Agger revealed his defensive partner had screamed at the midfielder.

The Dane tweeted: "I still remember Carra screaming Noooo."

Carragher, who is now very active on Twitter, responded by taking a cheeky jibe at another former Red who wasn't adverse to shooting from distance.

The ex-England defender replied: "He tried it every week! He was nearly as bad as Charlie Adam!!"

Adam now turns out for Stoke City but like Alonso, is no stranger to finding the back of the net from inside his own half.

However, Carragher's tweet suggests that his wonder goal against Chelsea in April 2015 was more than slightly fortunate after watching him attempt it on numerous occasions during Liverpool training.

While Adam never really convinced Reds fans during his spell at the club, Alonso will remain an Anfield hero for his efforts between 2005-09.

Even more so now it has been revealed he ignored Carragher's advice on that fateful night 10 years ago.

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