England ace Jake Connor wants whitewash win over New Zealand

England star Jake Connor said the Anfield atmosphere was special but is determined to get a 3-0 Test series win over New Zealand.

The 24-year-old scored to help the Lions beat the Kiwis 20-14 at Anfield on Sunday, where they secured the Test series win with one game still left to play.

They face off in the third Test at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon, and Connor wants to wrap up a series whitewash.

He told loverugbyleague.com: “New Zealand came over to England try to ruin a bit of our stuff and we want to rub it back in their faces with a 3-0 victory.

“We are very pleased to have sealed the series with a game to go and it is a great feeling to have. We’ve got the mentality now though where we want three wins.

“International football is tough. It’s a lot more intense than club football because you have got to be on your game every day, otherwise you get found out.

“I was probably not on my game in the first half and got found out a little bit but I got my head together in the second half. It is a learning curve for me at the moment but I’m happy with the win.”

Connor grew up as a Liverpool FC fan and admitted that it was a dream come true to walk out at Anfield last Sunday.

He said: “It was very good, Anfield is known for its atmosphere and the fans made it special.

“I’ve supported Liverpool since I was young and its pretty special to play there.

“It isn’t often you get to play at a stadium like this every week, the atmosphere is outstanding and it’s not often you get to play at stadiums like this. It’s special.”

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