Adam Lallana described his first Liverpool goal as a ‘proud moment’, as Liverpool beat West Brom 2-1 to move up to sixth in the Premier League table.
The 26-year-old fired a superb opener on 45 minutes, and says his emotional celebration told you all you needed to know about how much the goal meant to him.
“A lot of my feelings were represented in my celebration,” the £25million signing said.
“It was a proud moment and a bit of relief, as it’s always nice to get off the mark. But, more importantly, we got the three points and that is a step in the right direction.
“The win is massive for everyone involved in the club. It’s no secret that we’ve had a tough few games, but we dug in – which we knew we had to.
“West Brom were resilient and coming off the back of two good results. Teams come here and make it difficult for us, but credit to the lads, the manager and the fans – they stayed with us. We got the win in the end, which was what it was all about.”
The England international also hopes there will be further strikes to celebrate over the course of the season, having set himself a target of double figures.
“I got nine in the league last season so it would be nice to get double figures,” he said.
“We have got to chip in, the likes of me, Philippe [Coutinho], Hendo and Raheem [Sterling]. We know we’ve all got to chip in and get goals; if we do that, we’ll find ourselves winning a lot more games.”