Christian Atsu still relishing on breaking his goal drought
Christian Atsu still relishing on breaking his goal drought
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Christian Atsu still relishing on breaking his goal drought

Ghana international winger Christian Atsu shared his delight in having ended his goal drought after scoring against Liverpool in matchday 37 of the English Premier League. 

Atsu's goal came in the 20th minute to equalise for Newcastle after Virgil Van Dijk's strike in the 13th minute; however, Liverpool proved to be the better side as they went on to win 3-2.

But the 27- year-old Ghanaian was elated to have scored his first Premier League goal in 40 outings and his first since netting against West Ham United in December 2017.

"I am very happy to score, and most importantly for it to be at home at St. James Park in front of the fans," Atsu is reported to have said, according to Newcastle Chronicle.

"I haven't been playing but I was really working hard so that when I got my chance I could give everything for the club, so I am very happy that I scored."

Atsu's goal came under controversial circumstances as he fired a rebound into the net after Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold blocked Salomon Rondon's goal-bound shot on the line with his hand.

He narrated how he got his goal: "I saw it [the shot from Rondon] and I thought it was a penalty because it hit his [Alexander-Arnold's] hand, but the referee didn't whistle, so when it came in front of me I hit it," Atsu said of the incident.

The former Chelsea player, who has made 27 league appearances with 14 starts so far this season, is expected to maintain his starting spot in The Magpies' last match of the season against relegated Fulham on Sunday.  

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