The Greatest First Liverpool Goals Ever

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After summer signing Alexis Mac Allister opened his Liverpool account in stunning style in a 4-3 win over Fulham that was laden with spectacular strikes, many have been casting their minds back to the greatest first goals for The Reds down the years. 

Add to that the fact today marks 24 years since Steven Gerrard netted the first of his 186 goals for the Anfield club and the conversation has been rife with memories and recollections. 

So, with that, we have taken a look back at some of the best maiden strikes for Liverpool including a host of recent bangers…

Anfield Goes Wild For Trent’s Late Winner!

Dominik Szoboszlai

Another of Liverpool’s summer arrivals, the Hungarian wasted no time in acclimatising to life in the Premier League and capped off a swashbuckling start to his career on Merseyside with a stunning first goal. 

Using his weak foot to strike from outside the box in the 3rd minute, Szoboszlai’s sweetly struck volley which seemed to rise in midflight against Aston Villa had to feature on the list.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – Saturday, September 2, 2023: Liverpool’s Dominik Szoboszlai scores the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Aston Villa FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 3-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Stefan Bajcetic

Also opening his account against Aston Villa, the talented Spanish midfielder danced the goalkeeper with an exquisite touch and avoided the numerous bodies to slot home a left-footed shot at Villa Park, further proof of his attributes that would quickly make him a highly-rated prospect. 

Alexis Mac Allister

Of course. Following a quiet and relatively unassuming start to life as a Red the World Cup winner’s first goal for Jurgen Klopp’s side was anything but as he powered home a long-range screamer to send the Anfield crowd (and his teammates) wild. 

Daniel Agger

A fan favourite, the Danish centre-back’s first Liverpool goal was a thing of real beauty. Trail 1-0 in the 42nd minute of a Premier League meeting with West Ham United at Anfield in 2006, the tattooed Dane took control of the ball in the centre circle before shifting the ball from his feet and firing a howitzer beyond goalkeeper Roy Carroll.

Sadio Mane

Whilst it remains to be seen how many of those appearing on the list will fare in the goalscoring column during their Liverpool career, Mane certainly carried on from where he set off. 

Playing as a right winger at the Emirates, the Senegalese forward scored a beautiful solo goal on his debut, a 4-3 win at Arsenal. Cutting inside before unleashing a fierce shot, Mane wasted no time in getting the ball rolling on what was an incredible Liverpool career.

LONDON, ENGLAND – Sunday, August 14, 2016: Liverpool’s Sadio Mane scores the fourth goal against Arsenal during the FA Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alisson Becker

Now, this one mightn’t have the outlandish dribbling or unstoppable power of the others, but, what it lacks in those departments, it comfortably makes up for in others. 

With time ticking away at the Hawthorns and The Reds held 1-1 by West Brom, up came the Brazilian stopper with Liverpool chasing a spot in the top four.

Moments later he became the first goalkeeper ever to score for the club, perfectly meeting a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner delivery with a perfectly directed header into the far corner to snatch a 2-1 win.

Later going on to win Liverpool’s goal of the season for 20/21, albeit the fact it’s Alisson and what it meant will take the headlines, in reality, it was a ludicrously brilliant header in its own right. 


Trent Alexander-Arnold

Now with stunning goals as part of his repertoire, the Scouser in our Team announced himself as a wonderful exponent of striking a dead ball with his very first for his boyhood club. 

A stunning 30-yard free-kick on his Champions League debut against Hoffenheim which he later described as a ‘thing of dreams’ was the perfect way for Alexandre Arnold’s goalscoring to begin.

Steven Gerrard

Gerrard’s first of many stunners came in a 4-1 victory over The Owls and it was a joy to watch. Weaving through the defence and slotting home passed Kevin Pressman, the then 19-year-old looked every bit a superstar in the making.

Quickly establishing himself in the Liverpool midfield and this goal showed what the great man was all about from an early age. 

Yossi Benayoun

An often underrated player for The Reds, Benayoung scored his first Liverpool goal against Reading in the League Cup with a wonderful solo effort, beating opponents before firing into the top corner from an angle at the edge of the area. 

Ending his career with the club with 29 goals and 20 assists in 134 appearances, the Isreal international also struck two hat tricks during his time on Merseyside. 

Andy Carroll

Although the career of Carroll never reached the heights many might’ve hoped, his first in red was a moment of outstanding quality. 

Smashing home the opening goal in a 3-0 win over Man City at Anfield in 2011, the giant frontman signed from Newcastle United looked nailed on to score big numbers for the club at this stage. 

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – Monday, April 11, 2011: Liverpool’s Andy Carroll scores the opening goal against Manchester City during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Curtis Jones

When it comes to announcing yourself as a senior footballer, there are few better ways than scoring the winner in the FA Cup against Everton at home having made it through the academy, enter Curtis Jones. 

Part of a ludicrously young side taking on our cross-the-park rivals, Jones produced a moment of magic to be remembered forever when he shifted the ball out of his feet and unleashed a curling effort into the top corner and beyond Jordan Pickford. 

Lucas Leiva

A cult hero on Merseyside, Lucas scored his first for The Reds in style. Firing a 25-yard shot into the top corner during an FA Cup match against Havant & Waterlooville, becoming the first-ever Brazilian to score for Liverpool in the process.


Stan Collymore

Another to fire home on his debut, Collymore, who boasted a superb goalscoring record during his time at Anfield found the net with his left foot after twisting his way out of trouble on numerous occasions against Sheffield Wednesday in 1995. 

Jermaine Pennant

Perhaps flattering to deceive for much of his Liverpool career, Pennant scored his first goal for Liverpool in a 2–0 home victory over Chelsea in the Premier League in 2007.

Setting himself on the edge of the area, the winger sent a sweetly struck volley home via the underside of the crossbar, leaving Petr Cech no chance. 

Fabio Aurelio

Finally, another who gained a reputation for the spectacular, Aurelio started as he meant to go on with a delicious volley at Bolton in 2008. a sure sign of things to come from the Brazilian full-back with a wand of a left foot. 

I’ll let you decide which was the best of the brilliant bunch…



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