Michael Obafemi enjoyed a “perfect” moment as he bagged his first senior Saints goal in the win at Huddersfield.

The 18-year-old striker has caused mayhem for several Premier League defences this season but hadn’t been able to convert any of the chances that have come his way before this weekend.

He missed another just moments after coming off the bench against the Terriers but put that behind him to produce a cool finish to open his Saints account.

His delighted manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl, smiled: “I hoped that his speed gives us more opportunities to come behind the last row and he had two or three more chances I think.

“I am happy for him.

“He is a cool guy, really has quality and I think after his injury coming back with a goal is perfect for him.”

The style of Hasenhuttl is already drawing comparisons from the national press with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp but the Saints boss played them down.

“I have my own philosophy and there are some parts maybe a little bit similar to his philosophy,” he said.

“We have both a clear thing about how our football has to be and if you get it on the pitch and your team is able to bring what you want on the pitch I think it’s ok.

“He has a fantastic team, he’s playing on the top of the league and maybe can win this Premier League this year.

“We have different targets and challenges but it feels good in the moment when you see what this team is really able to do and how quick they learn.

“It’s very important for our game and it gives me a lot of hope for the future that we can come out of this situation where we have been two weeks before.”