'Goal of the season!' Emre Can sends Liverpool fans into overdrive with outrageous bicycle kick

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Olivier Giroud can forget about it.

Emre Can has surely just topped the lot in the Premier League Goal of the Season race for 2016-17, netting an unbelievable bicycle kick to give Liverpool a 1-0 lead against Watford at Vicarage Road.

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Running into the box to meet a high pass from Lucas Leiva, the German somehow flipped his burly frame into a leap that allowed him to hook a ridiculously angled shot beyond the despairing Heurelho Gomes.

Emre Can Liverpool Premier League

Unsurprisingly, no one either at the stadium or watching at home could quite believe what they had seen, with most declaring it the instant winner of the annual Goal of the Season competition in the English top flight.

It might also prove a vital strike in Liverpool's season, with the Reds looking to take a step towards Champions League qualification by seeing off the Hornets on Monday night.

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In the Sky Sports studio, Liverpool legend and pundit Jamie Carragher was equally stunned.

"I've been critical of him in the past and said before maybe he's more of a holding midfield player," Carragher said. "Would you believe this is Lucas' third assist in five games? After going 100 games creating one.

"It's not really Can's game, but he's made the run and stand and admire this finish. At times you need a moment of magic and we just got it."

"The full-back doesn't do much wrong and you don't expect him to do that," Alan Pardew, also covering the game on television, added. "It's sublime. That is perfect, no shinning, straight in off the foot."

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