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Liverpool Kop Legends: One-Goal Wonders Unveiled

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As Liverpool marks the sixth anniversary of Ragnar Klavan’s unforgettable goal against Burnley, we take a nostalgic look at 10 players who, like Klavan, scored a single league goal during their time with the club. From goalkeepers to defenders, each player left a lasting memory with their unique contributions.

1. Ragnar Klavan – Burnley 1-2 Liverpool, January 2018

Klavan, a cult-hero center-back, secured a dramatic win against Burnley with a last-minute goal at Turf Moor. This iconic strike proved to be the only Premier League goal in the Estonian’s two-year tenure with Liverpool.

2. Alisson Becker – West Brom 1-2 Liverpool, May 2021

In a season played mostly behind closed doors due to the pandemic, Alisson’s heroics shone through. Sent forward in a crucial moment against West Brom, the goalkeeper scored a remarkable header, etching his name in Liverpool’s history.

3. Steve Finnan – Liverpool 3-0 West Brom, September 2004

Known more for his defensive prowess, Steve Finnan surprised everyone with a fine goal against West Brom. His expert control and precise finish showcased a rare goal-scoring moment in his 217-game Liverpool career.

4. Mohamed Sissoko – Sunderland 0-2 Liverpool, August 2007

Not renowned for goal-scoring, Mohamed Sissoko broke his Reds duck with a stunning 25-yard shot against Sunderland. His unique contribution highlighted his versatility beyond his defensive duties.

5. Kolo Toure – Aston Villa 0-6 Liverpool, February 2016

Few Liverpool goalscorers have been as popular and surprised as Kolo Toure. His only strike for the Reds came in a Valentine’s Day thrashing of Aston Villa, celebrated with infectious joy at Villa Park.

6. Nick Tanner – Everton 1-1 Liverpool, December 1991

Defender Nick Tanner chose a Merseyside derby to find the net for Liverpool. His goal in a 1-1 draw against Everton showcased his ability to contribute in crucial fixtures.

7. Avi Cohen – Liverpool 4-1 Aston Villa, May 1980

In a memorable game that secured Liverpool the league championship, Avi Cohen scored both for and against Liverpool in a 4-1 victory over Aston Villa. A unique feat in the club’s history.

8. Andrea Dossena – Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool, March 2009

Dossena capped a memorable win at Old Trafford with an unexpected goal. His lob over Edwin van der Sar in the dying minutes added to Liverpool’s triumph in a historic match.

9. Sebastian Coates – Queens Park Rangers 3-2 Liverpool, March 2012

Uruguayan center-back Sebastian Coates scored a spectacular overhead kick in a 3-2 loss to Queens Park Rangers. Although his brilliance couldn’t secure a win, his goal remains one of the most spectacular in Liverpool’s history.

10. Howard Gayle – Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Liverpool, April 1981

After an impactful European Cup performance, Howard Gayle continued to make his mark in the league. Deputizing for the injured Dalglish, Gayle scored for Liverpool in a 1-1 draw against Tottenham.

Each of these players, despite scoring just once in league matches, left an indelible mark on Liverpool’s history. Whether through late winners, unexpected goals, or iconic moments, these one-goal wonders hold a special place in the hearts of Liverpool fans. As we celebrate these memories, it’s a testament to the diverse and unforgettable contributions that have shaped Liverpool’s rich footballing legacy.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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