"It is fantastic," he told liverpoolfc.tv. "For me, Stevie Gerrard is the best player, he is the hero of the fans. So when I hear them sing the song they have for me it makes me feel very pleased.
"Last week against Man United things did not go well for us but even when we were 3-0 down the fans were still with us and I could hear them singing my name.
"As a player that makes you feel really good, to know that you have their support, and for that reason my goal in the derby is for them.
"They were with me when things were going badly so it is good to be able to score a goal that will make them happy.
"It is very important to me that the fans are happy because if they are happy, I am happy."