They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this photo from a fan in the away end at Anfield is testament to that.
You won’t see a more perfectly timed photo than this with Juan Mata in full flight just as he is about to hit his scissor kick to make it 2-1 to Manchester United.
It’s going to be very hard for any goal between now and the end of the season to top that from Mata, so you may as well hand him the Goal of the Year award now.
Arguably, Mata’s scissor kick is better than Wayne Rooney‘s famous one against Manchester City. After all, Mata hit it with his foot rather than his shin.
Regardless of what goal was better in the grand scheme of things, Mata’s effort yesterday was a thing of beauty and worthy of winning any match, let alone away at Anfield.