Jordan Rossiter has reflected on a dream debut for Liverpool in last nights dramatic Capital One Cup win over Middlesborough at Anfield.
The 17-year-old scored a debut goal within less than 10 minutes of his first start for the club, and admitted the night was something only dreams are made of.
“I can’t remember exactly what I was thinking at the time,” the Reds’ No.46 admitted to Liverpoolfc.com. “I just thought. ‘Make good contact’. I was half thinking about going over them [the Boro defenders] but luckily I didn’t.
“To make my debut is a dream come true. I got told I was starting on Monday and I was a bit shocked, to be honest. But I just couldn’t wait to get out there and it couldn’t have gone better.
“I can’t put it into words. When I scored, I didn’t know what to do. I just ran off celebrating, but it was a great experience.”
Upon the realisation it was the debutant who had fired the opening goal so convincingly, the decibel level inside Anfield went up a notch.
Even Jamie Carragher took to Twitter to reveal he had not celebrated a goal so passionately since the Reds 2005 Champions League triumph.
But Rossiter – who has been with the club since the age of six – revealed he will not be getting carried away.
“I know personally that this is just the start,” he insisted. “I’ve got to keep my feet on the ground.
“The manager just told me that I had done well. I need to keep on improving and to stay in and around the first team, while improving for the U21s week in, week out. I’m still a long way away from being in the first team. I’m still only 17.”