Wataru Endo believes he is constantly improving and will be capable of playing a key role for Liverpool over the busy festive period.
The Japan captain put in an impressive performance as the Reds thrashed LASK 4-0 in the Europa League group stages at Anfield on Thursday evening.
However, more chances to feature in the league may be imminent as Liverpool prepare for a gruelling schedule over Christmas, and Endo feels he is proving himself to be ready for that challenge.
He said: “I’ve played a lot of games already (in the Europa League) and I think every game gets better and better. I just try to keep doing well on the pitch.
“After I got here I had a talk with the boss about how Liverpool play. After that I just try to do that, and he talks a lot with me about it.
“Every time I try to help Liverpool play and, of course, I always watch what they do from the bench. I think it is an important thing, and I am getting better and better.
“[The Premier League] is harder than I thought but I’m very happy to be here. Physically, it’s speedy, so it’s very hard to adapt, but I keep trying and keep playing and I’ll get better.
“I’m already 30 years old but I feel I have a chance to grow as a football player, so I’m so happy to be here and I can improve.”
As well as a new league, Endo is also adapting to the step up in expectations that comes with joining a club where every game is considered a must-win.
But he is enjoying that test and added: “I’m always ready to play every game, that’s the most important thing. We need all the players so I try to be ready every game and try to win every game.
“Liverpool has a very winning mentality so we always need to win, need to get three points, so it’s a very difficult thing but that’s why I came here. I’m enjoying the pressure.
“I’m a defensive midfielder so I have to make a difference in defence, but also to take up good positions and play good football. I’m enjoying playing with amazing players.”