Liverpool Ladies forward, Asisat Oshoala felt a deep sense of gratitude after hearing her name ring around the Select Security stadium, following her impressive performance in Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Birmingham City.
The Nigerian markswoman, who joined Liverpool in the winter from Rivers Angels, opened her goal-scoring account in the FA Women’s Super League 1 as the reigning champions returned to winning ways against Birmingham.
Oshoala gathered a poor clearance and side-footed a beautiful volley into the top corner on the stroke of half-time and also set up Fara Williams for Liverpool’s second. Aoife Mannion reduced the deficity late on, but Liverpool held on to avenge last month’s FA Cup defeat by Birmingham
“I feel very happy and excited about the goal and the victory for the team,” the Super Falcons striker told the club’s official website.
“It is very nice for me hearing them singing my name. It’s a crazy atmosphere. I have never seen supporters like this and I have been playing football for quite a long time now.
“The supporters here are awesome, they are a great people. Playing for Liverpool Ladies is a dream come true.”
The win was Liverpool Ladies’ first of the new Women’s Super League after an opening day defeat by Sunderland. And Oshoala is confident the Reds will get better as the season wears on.
“It’s been a difficult start to the season but I believed we would bounce back. We showed the spirit here is very high and we are really giving everything,” she said.