Immediately after claiming his first senior strike for Liverpool, Brad Smith revealed his target for the upcoming months is a simple one: to stay in and around Jürgen Klopp’s first team.
The 21-year-old signed a new contract back in November and followed it up by netting his maiden Reds goal in the 2-2 draw away to Exeter City in Friday's FA Cup third-round tie.
Jerome Sinclair also notched up his debut goal for the club at St James Park before Smith levelled the scores to set up a replay at Anfield with his 73th minute finish after the Reds had fallen behind twice to the League Two outfit.
And speaking after the game, he admitted to Liverpoolfc.com: “Jürgen has been helping me a lot and I really like him as a manager
“He’s been telling me what he wants from me and stuff like that. I’m just happy to be back at Liverpool now and getting games and chances, and I’m happy to score against Exeter.
“[My targets are] staying around the squad, getting on the bench and getting a few more games. Just keep getting football whenever I can, really.
“I love working up at Melwood with the players and stuff. It’s really good at the moment, it’s going well.”
Despite netting his first goal for the Reds, the Australian was disappointed he and his teammates couldn't ensure the side left St James Park with a place in the fourth round of the competition secured.
Smith added: “It was nice to score my first goal for Liverpool but I think we could have got the win in the end.
“We took it to the replay and we’ll take it to Anfield and hopefully show them how we can play there.”