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Liverpool's new striker hits sweetly-struck first goal for the club

Dominic Solanke was on target along with Divock Origi in the Reds’ 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Solanke celebrates his goal.
Solanke celebrates his goal.
Image: Twitter/LFC

DOMINIC SOLANKE MAY not Liverpool’s highest-profile signing this summer, but he certainly looks like an extremely shrewd one.

The 19-year-old striker officially joined the club from Chelsea earlier this month, and while a tribunal will determine what the Reds will pay, the fee is expected to be around £3 million.

In June, Solanke was named Player of the Tournament at the U20 World Cup — which has previously gone to the likes of Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba — after scoring four goals as England went on to win the competition.

Liverpool, wearing their new third kit for the first time, faced Crystal Palace in pre-season tournament the Asia Trophy in Hong Kong this afternoon, and fellow recent arrival Mohamed Salah impressed throughout on the right-hand side of midfield.

Solanke was introduced from the bench just after half-time and took just 11 minutes to score his first goal for the club — receiving a neat flick by Divock Origi before drilling a shot past Wayne Hennessy.

Fellow substitute Origi added a second before the final whistle and Liverpool will play Leicester City in the Asia Trophy final on Sunday after the Foxes beat West Brom in a penalty shootout earlier today.

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