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Liverpool signing Dossena hopes for Italy breakthrough

Liverpool fullback signing Andrea Dossena hopes his move from Udinese will lead to an Italy breakthrough.

"I have been able to talk to my teammates but of course I have had to talk a little slower and maybe they have too, so they understand me better," he said.

"I have been very impressed with the facilities and also with the very good atmosphere in the dressing room.

"The talks I have had with Benitez have mostly been about tactics. He has explained that he wants a four-man defence but that the most important thing is that the balance on the pitch is never broken. There must be balance between the left and right-backs."

Dossena arrived at Anfield with a single cap to his name, making him the first Italian international to play for the Reds.

It's a fact he's immensely proud of - and he believes playing for one of the biggest teams in Europe can only aid his international ambitions.

"The Premier League is followed and it will be up to the national manager to watch the players abroad," he told liverpoolfc.tv. "I am aware, though, that I am at the most prestigious team in England. There are other players who play abroad who are getting caps, like Luca Toni."

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