Leiva confident building on first Liverpool season

Lucas Leiva is confident of building on his debut season with Liverpool.

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"I really enjoyed my first season with Liverpool," Lucas told liverpoolfc.tv. "To play 31 games for a club like this in your first season is something I am proud of because it is not easy to adapt to football in a new country.

"I did not play any games in the first three months because I was still adapting to the style but now I feel much more comfortable on the pitch and, hopefully, next season will be better.

"English football is completely different so I needed to learn quickly. I spoke a lot with Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano because they know what it takes to play in my position in England and they helped me a lot.

"I tried to do the right things and to learn from them because when you have players like them around you it makes you feel more confident.

"I think I got better as the season went on because at first I did not go forward as much as I would have liked. I was adapting and I wasn't that confident on the pitch. But as the season went on I improved and hopefully next season will be better."

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