Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez believes David Ngog has a big role to play for the side this season.
Ngog helped Liverpool reach the fourth round of the Carling Cup with the winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Leeds on Tuesday night.
The Frenchman has found first-team chances limited at Anfield with most of his appearances coming off the bench.
Benitez feels Ngog, who joined Liverpool from Paris St Germain in the summer of 2008, is making steady progress at Anfield and he believes he has the quality to be a success on Merseyside.
"He is a young player, but he has quality," said Benitez. "That is something we knew. He showed character.
"He was trying to keep the ball and get into positions. He was really tired at the end but he did a fantastic job.
"He knows the Premier League is very difficult but here he showed he can do it.
"Cup competitions are always very difficult. You have to win, everyone is working so hard.
"He is still a young player, he has quality."