A brief cameo was enough for the former Sporting Lisbon starlet to launch a shot narrowly over the bar at one end and complete an important block on behalf of his team at the other.
"It was great and I'm really happy," he told liverpoolc.com.
"I want to say thank-you to the boss and all my teammates for helping me to improve every day. I have been working to be here and make my debut. I'm really happy because we won the game.
"I wasn't feeling nervous, I was feeling alright - I was confident. The boss gave me confidence. I came on and did my best.
"The manager said maybe I could score and it would be great for me if I scored. I was confident and I tried. It didn't go in but there's next time."
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