The England Under-21 star felt shackled by his constrictive role in Liverpool’s midfield during rare outings for the Reds.
But he has been given a looser role by Ian Holloway and responded by smashing five goals in seven games for the Seasiders, including a hat-trick against Leeds.
And the 19-year-old said: “I’m now playing in a role that I’ve played for England Under-21s a few times and it suits me.
“You just roam about the pitch, try to get on the ball and make things happen. It’s a position I like.”