Jarell Quansah speaks on scoring first league goal for Liverpool

Jarell Quansah scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool against Aston Villa.


Jarell Quansah has shared his thoughts on scoring his first league goal for Liverpool in the 3-3 draw with Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Emiliano Martinez’s own goal gifted the Reds the lead just two minutes into the match, and Cody Gakpo restored that advantage for the visitors after Youri Tielemans had levelled the score for Unai Emery’s side.

It took Liverpool just three minutes to add a third goal, with Quansah rising highest in the box to guide home an Elliott free-kick, which found the back of the net off the far post.

However, Jhon Duran came off the bench and made a significant impact by scoring in the 85th and 88th minutes, salvaging a crucial point for Villa.

The draw helped them avoid what had seemed to be a fourth straight defeat in all competitions.

Speaking after the game, Quansah told Sky Sports: “I’ve been waiting for that moment.

“I don’t score too many goals so when it goes in back of net you just saw the emotion come out I guess.

“I just tried to get the best contact on it as I could. I’m thankful it went in.”

He added: “It was a disappointing one really.

“I think the way we controlled the game for large amounts of it and just to not be able to get over the line and concede two late goals is always gutting and it’s something we can look at and pick apart.

“It’s one of them.

“When you’re playing against such talented forwards – always a threat and we have got to kill the game, look at that and got to keep ball for longer periods, really run legs off them so they don’t have a chance.

“We’ve let them back in it and Villa Park when it gets buzzing like that it’s always gonna be tough and I think we fed the crowd a little bit today.

“Football the majority about momentum.

“If we don’t manage to kill that, it happens time and time again when teams get one, backs to the wall and it’s just one of those games where that is what happens.

“We’ve got to deal with that I guess.”

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