I went mad after my debut Liverpool goal, admits Rossiter

The 17-year-old became the second youngest scorer in the club’s history behind Michael Owen during Tuesday’s League Cup penalty shootout win over Middlesbrough


Jordan Rossiter admits he “went mad” after scoring a dream debut goal for Liverpool in their League Cup win over Middlesbrough.

Rossiter fired the ball under Jamal Blackman from 30 yards to put Liverpool ahead at Anfield and become the club’s second youngest scorer ever at just 17 years and 183 days old, behind only Michael Owen.

Brendan Rodgers’ side eventually overcame their spirited Championship opponents 14-13 in a marathon penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw in normal time, and afterwards Rossiter reflected on his special moment.

“I couldn’t have dreamed of that. I can’t even remember what I did when I scored. I just went mad a bit,” he told Sky Sports.

“I am still young and looking to build on that performance. Hopefully I can do that in the future.”

Meanwhile a relieved Simon Mignolet – who scored his own spot-kick – admitted he had never witnessed anything like what became the longest shootout in League Cup history.

The Belgian added: “No, not [a penalty shootout] that long. I have obviously done a few in pre-season and I think the lads have practised them really well.

“You always want to progress. We have done that and that is the main thing. We wanted to finish it earlier but we got the result we wanted and that’s all that mattered.”

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