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Leiva confident building on first Liverpool season

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

"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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