Carragher not so impressed with Charlie Adam wonder goal

Charlie Adam

The Liverpool legend said his former teammate's long range attempts used to 'wind him up.'

With the plethora of outstanding goals scored in this weekend's Premier League, it looked like it was going to be hard work to point one out and recognise it as the best of a very good bunch.

That was until Charlie Adam smashed a shot from his own half that flew over the head off Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois, one of the best goalkeepers in the world, at the home ground of the side likely to be Premier League champions.

Now, some may prefer the technique of Jermain Defoe's wonder volley that settled the Wear-Tyne derby, others touch and turn of Wayne Rooney against Aston Villa, or the audacious flick of Bobby Zamora against West Brom.

But Adam's astonishing effort seemed to have most people gawking at the television set, so it was some surprise when former Liverpool teammate Jamie Carragher undermined the outstanding strike a little on Sky Sports, by bemoaning the number of attempts it took the Scot before he got one in.

The Reds legend said that he remembered Adam trying similar attempts during his time at Liverpool, and it was something that used to grate on the ex England-man's nerves.

"He tried this two or three times a game, said Carragher," watching a replay of the goal with Sky. "He must have tried this two or three-hundred times in his career.

"Sorry Charlie, it's about time you got one of them. He's tried that many times."

But of course, Carragher's comments were only partially serious, with there undoubtedly a tongue in the former defender's cheek as he talked about his former teammate, even if the 37-year-old couldn't quite let it go.

"Listen, it is a brilliant goal, well done to him, but it used to wind me up!"

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