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VIDEO: Xabi Alonso scores from 70 yards for Liverpool

9:51 PM GMT+8 09/03/2017
Steven Gerrard , Xabi Alonso , Liverpool 2005
The midfielder took advantage of a rogue goalkeeper to lift the ball into the net from his own half over a decade ago in the FA Cup

Xabi Alonso doesn't do tap-ins.

The Spaniard's retirement announcement was followed by a flood of well wishes and memories of some of his finer moments on the pitch.

Xabi Alonso should go down as a great

One of those was an incedible 70-yard strike with which he scored in Liverpool's 5-3 victory over Luton in the FA Cup in 2006.

Having already scored from 40 yards in the fixture, and with the game at 4-3, Alonso took advantage of the opposition 'keeper who had gone up for a corner in search of an equaliser.

As the ball was half-cleared, however, Alonso effortlessly drove the ball into the back of the net from his own half.

Watch the goal and share your favourite moments from the Spaniard's illustrious career!