Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones says he feels he has a fresh start under new manager Brendan Rodgers.
Jones was brought to the club by Roy Hodgson in the summer of 2010 only for the manager to be sacked six months later.
"It feels like a totally new start, starting with a clean slate," said the 30-year-old.
"I have got to a point where, professionally, I have to move on and I have less things to worry about this season. With a new manager coming in you had to prove yourself all over again and it is something which I feel has gone well.
"The new manager involves me a lot more - obviously it was difficult last year - and I'm hoping the manager has been happy with the way things have gone and the way I have trained and played in the few games.
"I feel I am in the best place possible to perform to my best - whether or not I can challenge Pepe all I can do it my best. For me personally I have always tried to train my hardest and do my best but there was a difficult time when other things were getting in the way and football took a back seat.
"But I think now I am probably training the best I have done for the last few years and if I get opportunities I will be looking to take them."