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Owen Beck proud of 'winner' in Liverpool friendly victory against Mainz

Owen Beck was delighted to force the winner in Liverpool's friendly defeat of Mainz.

The left-back was part of the second-half Reds XI for the pre-season friendly in Austria and his firm delivery from the flank proved the deciding moment on 86 minutes.

Luca Kilian could only turn the ball beyond his own goalkeeper and into the Mainz net, giving Jürgen Klopp's side victory from a hard-fought contest in humid conditions.

Asked post-match if it almost felt like scoring himself, Beck told “Yeah, thank you.

“I saw the ball came down the line and I only had one thing in my mind really, which was to cross. Happy to get the win – maybe class it as an assist!"

The group has been further bolstered by the arrivals of Diogo Jota and Andy Robertson in recent days – and Beck is naturally eager to begin work alongside the latter on the training pitches.

“I can't wait for him to start training and I can take a few things out of his game and put them into mine," added the 18-year-old.

“And even with Kostas now, I'm learning a lot from Kostas."

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