A feeling of ‘relief’ washed over Danny Ings when he scored on Saturday - and the striker is determined to build on his first Liverpool goal in over two-and-a-half years.
Ings put the Reds 1-0 up early on against West Bromwich Albion with a firm, low shot from close range that saw him return to the scoresheet in a senior fixture for the first time since October 2015.
Mohamed Salah then appeared to have secured the three points for the visitors at The Hawthorns when he notched his record-levelling 31st Premier League goal of the season with a clinical chip 18 minutes from time.
West Brom, though, fought back and snatched a draw through late strikes from Jake Livermore and Salomon Rondon.
The outcome of the match left Ings feeling ‘disappointed’ overall, but the forward was able to reflect on a ‘positive step’ individually.
“I said to the lads I didn’t know what it was going to feel like when I scored, and it was more relief,” Ings told Liverpoolfc.com.
“The moment it hit the net I just wanted to get another one. I had a chance I should have put away but these things happen and with more games and more chances, the goals will come.
“I’m just happy I got the one again, but overall I would have preferred to have come away with three points, that’s for sure.
“Today is a positive step on a personal note. It’s something I do want to build on - I believe in myself and I believe in this team. I’ve got quality players around me that I’m learning from every single day and that doesn’t stop now and I’ll keep building.
“It’s what I’ve been fighting for the last two years, moments like that [the goal]. It would have been quite easy to give up with the challenges put in front of me but I kept at it, I kept grafting and my teammates, the fans [and] the club have been fantastic and I just want to build on that now.”