Ayala seeks another chance

02 September 2009 08:31
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Liverpool youngster Daniel Ayala is hungry for more opportunities after a brief taste of Premier League football.[LNB] The Spanish defender played in Liverpool's first two games of the season after Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger were struck down by injuries.[LNB]Rafa Benitez then ventured into the transfer market to sign experienced Greek international Sotiris Kyrgiakos and Ayala realises he will now have to wait for his next chance.[LNB]But he is determined to prove his worth in training and put as much pressure on the senior centre-backs as possible.[LNB]"I need to keep working hard and prove myself," said Ayala.[LNB]"If I keep training well and playing well for the reserve team then maybe I might get another chance in the Carling Cup later this month."[LNB]Fantastic experienceAyala came on as a substitute in the opening day defeat at Tottenham before making his full debut in the 4-0 win over Stoke.[LNB]He said: "It was a fantastic experience to play in front of such a big crowd against Tottenham and I was very excited.[LNB]"The manager just told me to go out and play my normal game and enjoy it.[LNB]"Then he told me on the Tuesday that I was going to start the next night against Stoke. I was more nervous than I was at Tottenham because it was to be my first senior start at Anfield.[LNB]"I was excited to be playing in front of the Kop and when we came out the noise was incredible.[LNB]"It was a very special experience to play my first full first team game at Anfield, and to keep a clean sheet made me very proud.[LNB]"The manager told me well done at the end of the game, and to keep working hard."[LNB]

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