Liverpool youngster Conor Coady thrilled with first goal for the club

On his debut tour with the first team, the Reds' under-18 captain enjoyed a dream start by scoring a wonder goal to help sink Guangdong Sunray Cave in a friendly
Liverpool youngster Conor Coady is in dreamland following his memorable goal against Guangdong Sunray Cave, which came on his first appearance as part of the Reds first-team.

The local-born academy graduate is captain of the club's under-18 side and came on as a substitute to help the team to a 4-3 victory.

“It was a fantastic feeling,” the 18-year-old told the club’s official website.

“To score a goal for Liverpool is always special but the fact it was for the first team makes it even better.

“As a local lad playing for the first team is the best thing you can ever do, so to score on my debut was fantastic and it will live in my memory for a long time.

“My family will have been watching. My dad will still probably have a few critical things to say but they are all proud of me.”

The youngster admitted that going on his first tour with the club was an eye-opening experience.

“Every single one of the team and the boss and the coaches have all made me and the other young lads feel very welcome and we would like to thank them for that. It's a credit to all of them,” he said.

“These are the days you wait for as a local lad and when I arrived in the airport and saw the fans waiting for us I couldn't believe my eyes as I've not witnessed anything like that before. They are fantastic.”

Christian Poulsen, David N’Gog and Andy Carroll also got on the scoresheet against the Chinese side.

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