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Kristoffer Piertersen calls first Liverpool strike 'dream come true'

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Liverpool youngster Kristoffer Petersen has described his first goals for the club a 'dream come true' , long with hailing Jordan Ibe for the assist.

Petersen came on as a second-half substitute for The Reds, making just his second first-team appearance for the club, and scored Liverpool's only goal in their 2-1 defeat against Danish outfit Brondby.

Taking his chances

The goal came early in the second-period after a superb dummy on the left-wing from Jordan Ibe, who showed his pace to get the cross on and provide Petersen with an easy tap in from six-yards out, much to the delight of the away supporters.

Despite it being one of the easiest goals that Petersen may score with a Red shirt on, it hasn't stopped him from celebrating. Talking the the Liverpool Echo he said: “It’s a dream come true to score a goal, but it doesn’t matter really. I thought we did well, for the first game. We have been training really hard. It will come; it’s only the first game of the season.

“I’m very happy. To be able to score for Liverpool, it doesn’t get much better. I just want to keep this going and hopefully I can improve and score more goals."

Petersen also didn't forget to thank his team-mate Jordan Ibe, who did all of the hard work for the Swede's first goal. He commented: “He’s (Ibe) a top player and it’s thanks to him that I scored the goal.

“I had some family and friends watching, it has been a pleasure.”

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Peterson's past

The Swedish U21 international joined the Reds in 2011, signing from Savedalens IF and has spent most of his time in the Academy ranks.

After a short loan spell to Tranmere Rovers, in which Petersen was awarded Man of the Match on his debut against Colchester and manager Ronnie Moore saying he will 'play at the top level', Petersen was rewarded with a contract extension in January 2014.

He made his first-team debut back in May against Shamrock Rovers, coming on off the bench after 79 minutes.

With Luis Suarez now left for Barcelona, The Reds have a vacancy up top in their starting XI. Now that he has netted his first, Petersen will without doubt look to continue that form in the pre-season friendlies and try to force his way on Brendan Rogers' team-sheet for the first game of the season against Southampton.

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