Deep in to injury-time the 57-year old Gary McAllister held tight to his walker and he swung his right boot at the ball. Managing to retain his balance was almost impressive as the trajectory of the ball as it skimmed past the one-man wall and crept inside the left-hand post. All from 35-yards out.
McAllister’s free-kick gave Liverpool a dramatic 3-2 win at Goodison Park in April 2001 and helped them on their way to a Champions League place. They finished just one point ahead of Leeds United. Remember when Leeds were in the Premier League? The fact that this goal stands out in a season of dramatic wins for Liverpool, picking up the FA, League and UEFA cups in nail-biting manners, says a lot.
If it’s not the best Merseyside Derby goal it’s certainly one of the most dramatic. Who’ll be the hero in today’s game at Anfield?