Liverpool striker David Ngog has told the official LFC magazine that he has been motivated by his recent run in the Liverpool Reserves team, and relishes the opportunity for action.
Ngog, who was signed from Paris St-Germain last summer, has only had rare chances to flourish in Rafa Benitez’s first team, but, at the age of 19, says his long term goal of securing a first team place is helped by playing in the Reserves.
The French under-21 international said, “I have been training quite well I think and taking some chances, but it’s not the real thing.
“Defenders do not, and will not, put you under the same type of pressure in training games as in a real game situation. They do not make the last-ditch tackle or put themselves on the line.
“So when you score goals at Melwood it’s good, but you cannot read too much into it.
“That’s why it’s good for me to play in the reserve team and take the chance to score goals.”
Since the exit of Robbie Keane to Tottenham in January, Ngog looks set to have more chances in the first team. He was in the starting line-up for last Saturday’s 2-3 victory at Portsmouth.