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Murray Reflects On Favourite Goal Of The Season

By Kieran Cleeves • 13 May 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray will look to add to his goal tally at Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, but this season’s top goalscorer highlighted his first goal of the campaign as his favourite so far.

The 34-year-old has scored 12 goals in Albion’s debut Premier League season, and Murray reflected on his opening goal of the campaign at the London Stadium back in October.

He said, “West Ham away was my favourite - the first one - just for me on a personal note, because I’d obviously been questioned and a lot had been made out of us needing a new striker.

“We were destined to go down if we didn’t get one - that’s what it felt like. The media hyped that up as well.

“I was injured for the first few weeks of the season, and it was great to prove to people that I could still do it at this level.

“To get that win, it was probably one of the most crucial wins of the season, as that was when we really started to believe that we belonged at this level.”

Murray showed his delight towards his current goal tally for the season, and insisted the team are focused on achieving a positive result at Liverpool on Sunday, in order to climb further up the league table.

“I’m happy to have as many goals and to have played as many games as I have, in this successful team.

“I think if somebody had offered me this position at the start of the season, then I probably would have snapped their hand off.

“We look back to the start of the season and what we collectively wanted to achieve as a team. We’ve achieved that.

“We want to progress as much as possible - obviously there are still positions to be gained in the league and we’ll try to do that up at Liverpool on Sunday.

“I don’t think the financial benefit comes into our thinking. Obviously it would be nice for the club, but as far as the players are concerned, it’s just about professionalism and that want to do as well as possible.”

The Seagulls end their season at the home of Jurgen Klopp’s team, following Wednesday’s defeat to Premier League champions Manchester City, and Murray believes the squad can look forward to the challenge of facing the Champions League finalists this weekend.

“It’s a free game for us. We go up there and all the pressure is on Liverpool. They need a point to get their Champions League place, so it should be an enjoyable game for us.

“They’re two completely different sides. Manchester City keep the ball, manipulate their opponents and put teams to the sword.

“Whereas Liverpool are more of a counter-attacking team, and they’ve got a terrifying front three, as we came to find out at the Amex.

“They’ve both been a pleasure to watch this season, and I do hope Liverpool go on to win the Champions League.”

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