Robbie Fowler: Show a killer instinct in front of goal

Never miss a one-on-one again with shooting tips from natural born finisher and Liverpool legend, Robbie Fowler

“I can finish when I’m playing on instinct, but when I’m one-on-one and I have time it all goes wrong. Any tips for this situation?”
Tom Dees, via Twitter

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Robbie Fowler says:

"One of the most important things about finishing is being clever. You’ve got to try to be intelligent in front of goal.

"Before you start thinking about finishing, you need to get your movement right. The better your runs off the ball, the more chances you’ll get, and in stronger positions to beat the goalkeeper.

"A lot of strikers panic when they get one-on-one with the keeper, and so they snatch at the chance. It’s imperative that you stay calm.

"In this position I would aim for the corners. Hitting it early can catch the keeper unawares, but if you do this and drive it down his throat, he’ll save it. Stay cool and aim for the corners and you’ll make it harder.

"To make this finish second nature you need to practise one-on-ones over and over again in training."

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For more football tips see:
Fred: Become a penalty box assassin
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's guide to finishing
Darren Bent: How to be a maestro of movement
Ibrahimovic: How to play as a targetman
Andy Cole: Finishing a one-on-one
Jermain Defoe's six-step guide to striking
Demba Ba: Hit the target every time
Rickie Lambert: How to hit the back of the net

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