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El Zhar delighted with new chance at Liverpool

Nabil El Zhar is delighted with his progress at Liverpool this season.

"The manager has said to me that he wanted to give me more chances in the first-team this season," El Zhar told the Daily Post. "He told me that I had to work hard and listen to advice and take my opportunities when they come.

"He hasn't said anything in particular to me. I just know what I have to do, stay focused and take my chance.

"I feel that I'm doing okay, but I know I can do better. I am getting more confident and I am improving with every game, then we will see if I can start games."

El Zhar arrived at the club having impressed as a support striker but, having been employed on both flanks with Gary Ablett's reserve side, has fashioned a role as a wing man for Rafa Benitez.

"I used to play as a second striker but I've played on the left and right hand side at Liverpool," he says. "I think I'm better down the right because I am right footed, but I will play anywhere in the forward line.

"I hope to play more games this season and prove myself. When you are playing with world class players like Steven Gerrard you can only improve."

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