The 21-year old defender arrived at Anfield from Uruguayan club Nacional in the summer and is still coming to terms with the differences in style but insists he is getting much better thanks to fellow backmen Jamie Carragher, Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel.
"English football is more dynamic. It is faster but little by little I am trying to adapt better to it," Coates told LFC magazine.
"I have obviously come from a league which is much slower than this where there is much more time to think about what you are going to do, but I understand this is an area I need to improve.
"I need to change but I think I am making those changes and adapting well to the English league and I reckon with the passing of time I will get better and better.
"And it is logical for the team and the club to expect me to adapt within a year so I am going to do my best to do so and I think I will achieve it."