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like very few players can cope, and then going forward he had a real penetrating look about him.
“He’s got power. He got to a ball he had no right to and a goal came from it.
“But I was impressed with the way he coped with the derby, with the first game he played for his side, and that’s down to his mentality.
“It wasn’t a gamble from a footballing point of view.
“It was a gamble from a human point of view and I’m so glad he showed that kind of performance.”
Martinez, whose side face Russians Krasnodar in the Europa League tomorrow night, has revealed he needed BOTH Browning and veteran Tony Hibbert to cover for the absence of Seamus Coleman at Anfield.
Republic of Ireland star Coleman has now missed three matches with a head injury and will not be risked in the European clash.
Veteran Hibbert, 33, made his first league start since December 2012 and Martinez believes his combination of young and old can help cover for Coleman.
He added: “We needed Tony’s experience.
“Seamus Coleman we left until the last second and it was just the right opportunity for Tony to bring a bit of understanding and a bit of know-how.
“Then, when he ran out of steam, Tyias showed an incredible composure, great pace and gave us real penetration down that side.
“I thought that Tony and Tyias both did an incredible job for us at Anfield.”
Martinez could also hand a recall to South African Steven Pienaar – who’s been out for a month with a calf problem – at Krasnodar.
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