Altidore insists it is important he also forges a greater understanding with the on-loan Liverpool star.
He said: "It was huge for him because he has played all around the field.
"He is a really great guy, it was a really great goal.
"I laid it off and then he came inside and hit a really terrific strike. It shows we have a good understanding."
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