Liverpool striker David Ngog accepts he will have to remain patient if he is to become a regular in the side.
Ngog made a rare start in Tuesday's Carling Cup clash at Leeds and he enhanced his first-team prospects with the only goal of the game.
It was only the 20-year-old's sixth start for the club, but the Frenchman hopes he has given Rafa Benitez much to ponder with his display at Elland Road.
"It was a very important goal for me for my confidence and because we won the game," said Ngog. "I think I played okay. The intensity of the game made it difficult and I was very happy to score.
"Of course I know that I'm not going to play every game so when the coach gives me a chance, I want to do my best for the team and try to score.
"I know I have to be patient and all I can do is when I get a chance, try and take it and show the manager what I can do.
"I hope I have done that in this match and shown the manager my qualities and that I can be another possibility in attack.
"When you are a striker, scoring is always the best thing. That is our job and what we work for."