Young Liverpool striker Samed Yesil has said that he believes he can be the solution to the club’s problems in front of goal despite spending the majority of his short career so far on the sidelines, the Daily Star reports.
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The Germany youth international was one of Brendan Rodgers’ first signings for the club back in 2012, but has been hampered by two serious knee injuries during that time.
His stints on the sidelines have sadly hampered his development as he has still made just two appearances for the club, which came in the Capital One Cup at the end of his first season with the Reds.
However, he is finally on the road to recovery having made his first start in six months to bag a brace in a 3-1 victory over Tottenham’s under-21 side.
He will step up his recovery over the coming weeks, but has displayed the confidence to suggest that he is ready to step into the void left by the likes of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
“It’s always nice to be back playing and to score goals,” he said.
“It was quite tough [against Tottenham] because it was a long time that I didn’t start a game. I know that I wasn’t ready to play 90 minutes but I’m sure against Everton I will be ready to play [the full game].
“I’m really excited because it’s now three years and it’s my first derby because I was out through injuries.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to play in a Premier League stadium and it’s always a different feeling playing in front of so many supporters”
“It was really hard [to be out] because after the second [injury] I didn’t know what to do.
“But I was lucky that I had good people around me and they gave me confidence to come back.
“They gave me confidence, they gave me motivation to come back and I think without them I might not have.
“I feel really sharp already but I know I’m not at 100 per cent. I’m sure there is more to come from me.”