Immediately after returning from their U.S. tour, Liverpool began their season with a Europa League qualifying match against Belarusian club Gomel. In that match, Stewart Downing set the tone for the new season. That tone? One of excellence and domination. One destined for multiple Golden Boots. And one of laughing at you much harder than you laughed at him.
Though Downing didn't score or set up a single goal in 36 Premier League appearances with Liverpool last season, he did score twice in the FA Cup. Just 67 minutes into this season, Downing has carried on that scintillating FA Cup form and used it to vanquish one of the giants of Belarus.
Stewart Downing: The legend begins...
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