Raul Meireles hopes to help Liverpool become a favourite of Portuguese fans.

Hungry for success he hopes that he can settle quickly on Merseyside and help the Reds secure glory.

"I haven't come here to relax or be on holiday. I want this place to become home for us," Meireles told LFC Weekly.

"My wife has been learning about the city and its history and in many ways, it reminds me of Porto because of its links to the sea.

"The city has a lot of grand buildings and it is very impressive. I feel happy here already. In Portugal, everybody knows about Liverpool.

"Over the last few years, Manchester United have become quite popular because of Ronaldo, but I hope that more people will start to support Liverpool now because I am here."