McMahon hails impressive Ngog

Liverpool Reserves boss John McMahon has praised the attitude and performance of young French striker David Ngog, who scored the only goal of the game as the Reserves beat Manchester Utd Reserves 1-0 at Prenton Park last night.

Liverpool Reserves 1-0 Manchester Utd Reserves

Ngog made his stake for a place in the first team with a well timed header early in the game and McMahon was pleased with the 20-year-old’s game.

He told the club’s official web site, “David took his goal well and can be pleased with his performance.

“It’s not always easy for lads involved with the first team to come and play for the reserves but David showed a great attitude and worked really hard.”

Ngog is now likely to be involved in first team action on Saturday, as part of the subs bench, when the Reds take on West Ham at Upton Park in the Premier League.

McMahon went on to say that he felt Damien Plessis’ second half sending off was harsh.

He added, “I didn’t think it was a sending-off. It was possibly a booking but I think the incident leading up to it might have influenced the referee.

“I’m happy with the victory but more pleased with the hard work and spirit the lads showed. It’s always difficult when you go down to 10 men but they worked hard for the win.

“We are pleased with the manner in which we started. We always ask the lads to be bright and lively and they did that.

“In the second half we had to survive a bit of an onslaught but I thought David Martin did really well and the back four also did well.”