Coates wants more wonder goals

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Sebastian Coates says he is desperate to repeat his wonder-strike against Queens Park Rangers last month and in the process help Liverpool end their recent bad run of form.


Coates has found first-team opportunities hard to come by since his summer switch to Merseyside but took full advantage when he did get the chance against QPR, netting with a spectacular bicycle kick at Loftus Road.


Despite helping his side into a two goal lead he could do little as the home side fought back to claim a memorable 3-2 win over the Reds, and now the 21-year-old says he wants to score more ‘beautiful’ goals, but in a winning cause.


"It was a beautiful goal, but the unfortunate thing was we did not win the game,” he told


"It was a good goal and I'd never scored one in that way before. I scored goals in Uruguay, but never like that!


"I hope I can repeat it again one day - but I hope if I do, we win the match as well.


"I don't necessarily practice my attacking in training. I think it's down to whether you're in the opponent's area, or not.


"Martin (Skrtel) has scored a few goals this season, and I think it's about being in the right place."


Since his switch from Nacional after securing the young player of the tournament award at the Copa America in Uruguay’s winning cause, Coates has been forced to sit and watch as Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel formed a successful partnership at the back which has kept him on the sidelines.


However Coates insists that he never thought he would walk into the first team at Anfield, and believes he is quickly learning what it means to be playing in the Premier League.


"I'm hoping to keep adapting to English football and the Premier League," he added.


"The football is quicker here than in Uruguay, and it's stronger and more aggressive. That's something I'm going to have to keep working towards and adapting my game to.


"I think it's gone well so far. Obviously I would like some more opportunities to play, but I am also conscious of the fact I have to be patient and wait for those opportunities to come my way.


"I've learned a lot from Jamie, Martin and Daniel. They are different players with different characteristics, but I have picked things up from all of them and I will continue to try and do that.


"I've enjoyed playing at Anfield. Everybody told me what it would be like to play there, and it's been very special.


"The goal for the team is to win as many matches as we can. My personal goal is to try and adapt even more to the (English) game so next season I can play more."

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