Friday, September 21, 2012

Debut Appearance Pleases Assaidi

Summer signing Oussama Assaidi was delighted to make his Liverpool debut against Young Boys - and he's now relishing Sunday's clash against Manchester United.

The Moroccan was forced to wait for his first Liverpool appearance due to a niggling groin injury after signing a month ago, but impressed during his 67 minutes on the pitch in Switzerland as the Reds secured a 5-3 Europa League win.

"It was my first game in [more than] one month and it was very hard, but it was okay," said the winger, who arrived at Anfield from Dutch outfit Heerenveen.

After a bright opening at the Stade de Suisse, which saw the Reds take the lead twice through an own goal and an Andre Wisdom header, Young Boys fought back to claim a 3-2 advantage.

But a header from Sebastian Coates and a late double by substitute Jonjo Shelvey ensured Liverpool returned home with three points from their first Europa League group stage match of the season.

Assaidi explained: "At the beginning, we played well. After they came back, in the second half, they were tired and we made two good goals and won the game."

Having ended his wait for a debut, the 24-year-old now cannot wait for the Reds' next match - the small matter of a Barclays Premier League encounter with rivals United.

"It will be a very big game, I hope we get the three points in Liverpool and I hope win this big match", added Assaidi.

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