PROFILING DAVID NGOG’S LIVERPOOL CAREER

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David Ngog began his football career at Paris St. Germain in 2001, going on to sign his first professional contract at the club in June 2006 at 16 years.

Liverpool began tracking the striker in the summer of 2007 with then-manager Rafael Benitez insisting he would like to make the Frenchman a part of his squad.

The 18 time champions finally landed Ngog in 2008 as Benitez was full of praise for the club’s scouting unit, saying that, “they are finding players like Ngog, players with high quality who don’t command a high price”.

Ngog made his Merseyside debut in a friendly game against Villareal in July 2008 but was not able to register his name on the score sheet. He however, scored his first goal for the club the next game, against Rangers in another pre-season friendly.

The 29 year old had his Premier League debut against Aston Villa, coming off the bench as a substitute for Fernando Torres. The fans didn’t have to wait too long for the player’s first competitive goal however, as he found the net in a 3-1 win over PSV Eindhoven in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.

The French striker got his second league goal against Blackburn Rovers in April 2009 as he ended what was a disappointing debut season for him.

He continued to thrive the following season but never really lived up to earlier expectations. The 2010/2011 season happened to be his last season at Merseyside as various clubs came knocking. He ended his Liverpool career with a record of 19 goals in over 94 appearances.

On 31 August 2011, Liverpool announced that David Ngog had completed a move to Bolton Wanderers for a transfer fee of $4 million.

The Frenchman currently plies his trade in Hungary for Hungarian League outfit Budapest Honved FC.

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