Dominic Solanke has expressed his delight at completing his move to Liverpool and says he ‘can’t wait’ to experience Anfield as a Liverpool player for the first time.
The former Chelsea striker finally completed his move to the Reds on Monday evening, and in his first interview with LFCTV, Solanke expressed his excitement at the prospect of working under Jürgen Klopp for the first time.
“I’m so excited, every time I’ve seen him (Klopp) he’s always so enthusiastic and passionate. I think that’s what you need as a manager, so I’m really looking forward to working with him.”
Solanke endured a frustrating season with Chelsea. His contract dispute meant that the club were reluctant to play him, even in their U23 games. He’s now looking forward to cracking on at Liverpool and seems hugely excited by the prospect of a totally fresh start.
“It feels amazing and everyone has made me feel welcome already. Even just pulling on the training top, I was over the moon.”
“Hopefully I can put on the shirt in the near future and make some good history here.”
Getting to know his new surroundings.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 10, 2017
“I’ve always been a born winner. I’ve wanted to win everything that I can.”
In the U20 World Cup, Solanke was used as a second striker. Asked about the positions where he can play he said:
“My favoured position is playing as the number nine, but I can play behind the striker in the ten position or out wide.”
— Oliver Bond (@Oliver__Bond) July 10, 2017
“Every time I watch Liverpool I see there’s such a family nature and there’s a lot of young players doing well at the club.”
“I think it will be a good place for me to develop my career. Anfield is an amazing stadium, so I can’t wait to experience that.”
“I’m quite good friends with Joe Gomez. I know Ovie (Ejaria) and Sheyi (Ojo) from being with them at the World Cup.”
— Dom Solanke (@DomSolanke) July 10, 2017
“Everything’s really promising. There’s a good bunch of players here and good managing staff. I think we can do well.”
“I just want to make an impact. Hopefully when I get my opportunity I can take it and help the team.”