"There was a lot of talk from other clubs but I always got the feeling Liverpool were most interested in me.
"When I heard Liverpool were interested I said 'Yes' straight away. The club has won so many things - everyone in Brazil knows about them."
"I love watching Steven Gerrard play," the 20-year-old added. "I have been watching him a lot, picking up a few things and I am learning from him already.
"When my English improves I hope to be able to talk with him more and ask for tips on what to do in different situations on the pitch.
"You can learn a lot from coaches in training but even more from someone like Gerrard, who has been there and done it on such a consistent basis."