Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has been speaking about his start to life at the club.
The Guinea international finally arrived at Anfield after a deal was agreed for him to move over a year ago and he has been impressing supporters with some fine displays so far.
And the former RB Leipzig man has been talking about the standard in the Premier League, competition for places and his goal target for the campaign as part of the interview.
“I think it’s fair to say that the Premier League is a tough league.” he told the official club magazine.
“I’m very motivated to be playing in it – it’s an attractive proposition – but I’ve been told by many people that a lot of overseas players come into the Premier League and they take time to integrate, depending on the circumstances.
“So playing in the Premier League can be difficult, but I am very motivated to play here, not just for myself and my teammates, but for the club.
“Everybody around me has been very supportive towards me so I am certainly giving everything I can to get settled into the team quickly.
“Competition for places in midfield is something that can only help the team.
“Obviously the coach will go ahead and make his choices and I am sure he will choose the best players at the time for each match as they come along.
“That way, everybody gives their best throughout the season and I think it also gets the best out of everybody.
“First and foremost, I should say that I’m very much a team player and I always think about the team first.
“The Premier League is different to other leagues where I have played and everybody knows it is very tough, but I will do my best to beat my own personal records.
“I’m the kind of person who thinks that if I score eight goals in one season my objective must be to score nine goals in the following season.
“That’s the kind of mentality I have.” he finished.
Liverpool supporters will hope that the diminutive midfielder can open his account in the upcoming game against Spurs at Wembley on Saturday.