Just as important in winning the fans over has been his willingness to chase every ball - and that, says the man himself, will never change,
"Early on in my football career I learned that you never give up," he told LFC Weekly. "You never give up on a ball as a lost cause, you fight for everything, you never drop your head for one minute and you keep trying until the last whistle.
"And if you know that skill-wise or technique-wise it's not your day and things aren't quite coming off for you, it just means that you try even harder, you close people down and you press and you get tackles in. I think it's important to have that spirit and that never-say-die attitude.
"It's good that from those early stages I have managed to create a good impression with the fans. I think that when you go to a new club everyone's watching you and waiting, thinking: 'He's come here for all this money, what sort of impression is he going to make?' That's the kind of feeling I got when I came to the club for the first time.
"But I just get on with my job and try and show what I can do and show that I want to play for the club and that I want to work hard. I always think that putting in hard work helps you win the fans over but it's nice that it has come to fruition."