Adam Lallana comments on Henderson and Coutinho strikes

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Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho both found the net with some style against Manchester City.

Adam Lallana suggested he wasn't surprised that Philippe Coutinho scored a stunning winning goal against Manchester City on Sunday lunchtime, but may have been surprised by the opener from Jordan Henderson.

Henderson and Coutinho seem to have thrown down the gauntlet for any goal of the month competition in the Premier League for March with their efforts.

It was the second stunning strike within a week for Coutinho after he scored from distance in the 2-0 win against Southampton last weekend, while his winner against Bolton in the fourth round of the FA Cup also sticks out.

Lallana told the Liverpool website: "I see Philippe doing it day in, day out. I'm not too sure about Hendo!.

"But he works on his shooting a lot, we all do, and it has paid off. What fantastic strikes both of them were, both worthy of winning any Premier League game."

The pleasing aspect for manager Brendan Rodgers will be that two players who have both said they want to improve their goalscoring records produced on the big occasion. 

It was Coutinho's fifth goal in all competitions, while Henderson struck for the fourth time. The Liverpool vice-captain isn't entirely alien to finding the net from distance - a fine strike in last season's 4-3 win over Swansea City is one that stands out. 

It is a signal that Liverpool don't have a stand-out goalscoring threat right now. People will point to Daniel Sturridge, who missed a large part of the season through injury, as the man who is there to put the ball in the back of the net, but the way he is being used by Rodgers at the moment as Liverpool try to prevent another setback to their forward who has scored twice since his return. 

Goals in back to back games for Coutinho is very pleasing and there will be a few backing him to get another against Burnley in the week, while Henderson would like to show more of that quality from the middle of the park.

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