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Liverpool striker David Ngog has insisted that he sees his future at Anfield after netting in the Reds' opening Premier League fixture against Arsenal.

Ngog opened the scoring in the second half against the Gunners, and his strike looked to have won the game for Roy Hodgson's men until a late blunder from goalkeeper Pepe Reina allowed the Londoners to equalise.

But Ngog is determined to score more goals and prove himself worthy of a place at Anfield, after being linked with temporary moves away from the club during the summer.

"I am happy at Liverpool. I am focused on the club and I'm trying to do my best for Liverpool," Ngog told his club's official website.

"I am a striker and I want to score a lot of goals for Liverpool. I work hard for this and so it's good when it comes off.

"When Javier passed the ball to me in the box I couldn't see so many solutions so I took a shot and that's that."

Liverpool played the second half of the game with ten men after Joe Cole was sent off just before the interval.

Although Ngog's goal came in the second half, the Frenchman was still pleased that the Reds had managed to hold on for a point in the end.

"Yes, it's a good point because when we went down to 10 men we realised it was going to be difficult to get a point," he said.

"I don't know if he deserved the red card. He just wanted to do well. But after that we fought together and did well."

Ngog is also pleased to be working with new boss Hodgson.

"So far it's been really good," he explained.

"He talks really closely with the players. He has a lot of experience and this will help us to be at a top level.

"He has managed for a long time and he's good for the club."

Despite the opportunity the Spaniard's being named on the bench handed him, Ngog is keen to see the return of Fernando Torres to the Reds staring line-up.

He added: "He really helps us. He's a key player and it's good for our future. It was a boost. When big players like him and Stevie say they are staying it's a good thing for Liverpool. We are a big club and we need big players."

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