As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Liverpool stopper Kabak delighted with 'special' Champions League debut

Liverpool defender Ozan Kabak was delighted with his first appearance in the Champions League for the club.

Kabak was starting in central defense as they played RB Leipzig in the first leg of their round of 16 tie.

The Reds won 2-0 away from home, with the game being played on neutral ground in Budapest.

Speaking to the club's website after the game, the 20-year-old said: "It was so special for me because this was my first clean sheet and my first win in this jersey.

"I'm a new player, I'm a young player and there's a lot of stars here. I need a little time to adapt here and with time I will be better I think.

"I think we played very well and we gave everything on the pitch. We won all challenges in midfield and I think we deserved to win and I'm so happy.

"Leipzig are a really good team and second in the Bundesliga table but I think we controlled the game very well.

"First half we had a lot of good opportunities and second half we scored because of their mistakes – but we already had it under control.

"I think it was a really impressive game from us."

Video of the day:

About the author

Ansser Sadiq

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free