Ryan Gravenberch calls first Liverpool goal ‘best of my career’ after Europa League win | Football


Ryan Gravenberch has scored his first Liverpool goal following his summer move from Bayern Munich (Photo: Getty)

Ryan Gravenberch says his first strike for Liverpool was the ‘best goal of my career so far’, as the Reds continued their winning ways in the Europa League.

Liverpool defeated Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise 2-0 at Anfield on Thursday night, courtesy of goals from Gravenberch and Diogo Jota.

The midfielder opened the scoring just before half-time, tapping home after goalkeeper Anthony Moris spilled Trent Alexander-Arnold’s long range effort.

Gravenberch moved to Liverpool on deadline day in a deal worth £34million following a single, difficult season at Bayern Munich.

The Ajax graduate has started well for huis new club, with a goal and two assists in his first three starts, though he’s yet to have an impact in the Premier League having been limited to just 23 minutes worth of cameos off the bench.

That will surely change now after an impressive showing against Union SG, with the 21-year-old visibly thrilled to be playing for the Reds.

‘It’s great. It feels super good. It was the best goal of career so far I think,’ the Dutch International told TNT Sports post-match.

‘It doesn’t matter [how it comes]. A goal is a goal. When you give a player minutes you get confident and that’s it.

‘They [his new teammates] are really nice, a really good group. Also young players and I am just enjoying it. I think Liverpool did a great job to buy such good players and we are in such a good mood.

‘[The standing ovation from the fans meant] a lot, a lot. I am very happy that they give me such a good feeling and I want to give them something back.’

‘He is a top bloke and I am really happy for him,’ Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said of Gravenberch.

‘His time in Bayern was not the end of the world but he played 35 games which is quite reasonable for a young players. But now he can get rhythm and you see that when he is on the ball.

‘When we can bring him in the right places he is really incredible. Everybody is really pleased for him. It was maybe not the most difficult goal he’s scored in his career but a goal is a goal. They all count the same.’

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