Andrew Robertson insists it is not in his nature to simply settle for being a squad player at Liverpool and is determined to make a name for himself on Merseyside.
The left-back finally completed his £8million move from Hull City on Friday after weeks of speculation linking him to an Anfield switch.
He has now set his sights on earning a starting spot and is prepared for what he believes will be his toughest challenge yet.
“I just want to get up to speed with where these boys are at. I want to enjoy training with them and playing with them, and enjoy representing the badge that we wear,” he told Liverpoolfc.com in his first interview since signing.
“I want to be a starting XI player at Liverpool. I don’t want to come here and think I’ll just be happy on the bench or I’ll just be happy being in a 25-man squad. That’s not the type of person I am, I want to play.”
“I know it’s going to be hard work, the hardest work I’ve ever done, but I’m up for the challenge and it’s hopefully one I can succeed in.”
“There’s not many, if any, more special clubs than Liverpool. When you grow up as a kid you dream of playing with big clubs such as Liverpool and to make that a reality is a dream come true for me.”
“I just want to prove to people that I can do it at this level, and hopefully I manage to do that this season and go on to do good things for this club.”
Robertson arrives as an obvious contender for the starting left-back spot, which could also be challenged for by James Milner, who featured as a make-shift defender for much of last season.
Though he faces an immediate competition for a place, the 23-year-old is clearly viewed as a long-term solution to the club’s full-back situation.
His two seasons in the Premier League, although relegated in both, promise to have given him valuable experience and set him in good stead to settle in quickly.
Liverpool’s new No.26 will join up with his new team in Germany next week, where the Reds will compete in the Audi Cup.