He told the Sunday Mirror: "I am like any footballer, I want to play as many matches as possible and of course I am disappointed when I'm not in the team.
"Over the course of the season I believe I'll get enough chances to show what I am capable of and I will be part of a successful team at Liverpool.
"It seems like I have had questions asked about me all the way through my career - and I've found that the best place to answer them is in front of goal. Now I am playing for a high-profile club like Liverpool and I am an England international, the spotlight is on me more than ever.
"There were question marks over my role and how many goals I would score - yet I ended up being Liverpool's top goalscorer and I felt I had a great season.
"Just because the names have changed, the challenge I have remains the same - to prove that the people who doubt me are wrong."
"Liverpool are going places and like every other player I am excited by the prospect that this might be our year to mount a challenge for the title.
"But it is going to be a tough game against Spurs. They have had an indifferent start to the campaign and that will hurt all of their players."