MICHAEL Harriman said his clearance off the line in the opening minutes at Anfield turned out to be just what the doctor ordered.
The young right back admitted he was a bag of nerves making his first Premier League start at Liverpool, but that all changed after he managed to keep out a header from the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho.
Replays suggested it was mighty close to crossing the line, but Harriman's intervention allowed Rangers to settle, and the man of the moment went on to put in a sound performance that represents a key staging post in his career.
“At the start it was a bit manic, with the clearance off the line, but it was a good start for me. It helped me settle into the game," Harriman said.
"It got me involved straight away. That was what I was most nervous about, being on the sidelines and not involved. But I got straight into the action and that was good for me. I calmed down after that and felt I got right into it.
“I don't think the ball crossed the line. If it was over the line, the ref would have given it.”
Harriman found himself up against another debutant in Jordan Ibe, who, like Harriman, has also enjoyed a good spell at Wycombe.
“He also used to be at Wycombe and a lot of the boys at Wycombe spoke about him,” Harriman said.
“He's a very good player and he didn't look out of place, to be honest. It was a good test and I really enjoyed it.”