“I think in football terms last season wasn't the best season for me, it was quite disappointing," he told Liverpoolfc.com at Melwood.
“In terms of game time I think I only started eight games last season, but I think it was a learning experience to be able to go to probably the second-best league in Europe in the Bundesliga, and making my debut against Bayern Munich.
“Then to be involved in a play-offs chance with Bristol City was a good opportunity as well, so I took many things away from last season and hopefully I can build on that again.
“The early games in pre-season give everyone an opportunity to go and showcase yourself and hopefully I can do that. I'm looking forward to it.
“The first game of pre-season, everyone is raring to go. Get the ball at your feet and go and enjoy yourself."