Nigerian Star Shines As Liverpool Beat Palace In Hong Kong
New signing, Dominic Solanke came off the bench to score as Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in a preseason game in Hong Kong on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old Nigerian suggested he could prove a summer bargain at just $4 million as he linked up well with fellow striker Divock Origi, who also got on the scoresheet in the Premier League Asia Trophy win.
"It's been a smart move for him and for us," Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said of Solanke's transfer from Chelsea.
"He saw the opportunity and we could see it also. You could see immediately he is a smart player. He's a skilled boy and we are happy about this. We will help him all we can."
Origi set up the first goal for Liverpool on the hour mark with a clever back-heel that found Solanke unmarked and the teenager made no mistake, finishing coolly in the stifling Hong Kong heat.
Origi then rifled home Liverpool's second in the 79th minute, to the delight of a crowd of 40,000.
Solanke has represented England at all youth team levels. He is however also eligible to represent Nigeria through his descent.