Liverpool midfielder Nuri Sahin has spoken of his delight after scoring his first goals for the club.
The Real Madrid loanee notched twice as the Reds came from behind to beat West Brom 2-1 at the Hawthorns and advance to the fourth round of the League Cup.
Scoring his first from fully 30 yards, with some help from a lacklustre Ben Foster, Sahin converted a tap-in in the 82nd minute to confirm the victory before celebrating in front of the travelling Liverpool support - a moment the 24-year-old will savour.
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"It was very special for me to score my first goal for Liverpool and it was a proud moment,” Sahin told the club’s official website.
"We played with a young side and they showed a lot of character, especially to come back from 1-0 down and they did very well.
"It was a good night for the club and I was happy to see the young players get their chance and show what they can do. I was impressed with Jack Robinson who did well at left-back but to be fair they all did very well.
"It was great to get the winning goal in front of the Liverpool supporters, who were fantastic. Full credit to Suso and Oussama [Assaidi] for creating the chance for me and I was the lucky one to score."
The former Borussia Dortmund star also revealed that it was a pre-match talk with manager Brendan Rodgers that helped him score his first goal for the club.
He added: "The manager told us we have to shoot more when we get a sight of goal. I had some space and time and I know it was a mistake by their goalkeeper but if you don't shoot you don't score, so I was happy to see it go in."
With Jonjo Shelvey suspended going into Saturday’s game against Norwich City, Sahin is expected to be in the line-up once again but he is just focused on playing his best when given the chance.
He continued: "That's down to the manager who plays but I am enjoying playing in this team. I love playing good football and this team gives me the chance to do that.
"I just want to help the team and give my best when I get the chance and hopefully we can get another victory on Saturday."