The former Atletico Madrid captain told LFC Magazine: "It is football you can really enjoy - I certainly have since I arrived in England.
"It is what I would call an honest type of football. The game in Spain is stop and go. Someone is fouled, the player goes down and the game stops for the free-kick.
"In this country a player will battle hard to stay on his feet and the referees will allow little things to go so that the game can be more continuous.
"I like that, it is very different to Spain. I watched a lot of English football before I arrived so it was not completely new to me.
"But you cannot really know what you are going to experience until you have stepped on to the pitch in a match. But it suits the way I like to play."