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Dossena finding his feet at Liverpool
Published : 06 May 2009 08:45:00
Italian defender Andrea Dossena is only focused on making his mark at Liverpool rather than worrying about speculation he could be off-loaded in the summer. The full-back joined the Reds from Udinese for £6million last summer and has gone on to represent his country while adapting to a new way of life on Merseyside. With suggestions Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez may have to sell before he can buy ahead of next season, Dossena`s inconsistent form has put him at the head of many lists to depart. He has improved of late though, and scored memorable goals against Real Madrid and Manchester United. "When I arrived I didn't understand the language or the football here. I found a lot of differences between English and Italian football," Dossena said. "Here there is a higher intensity on the pitch and you have less time to think. In Italy you have more space, you have more time and the football is not as physical as it is here. "But I have worked each day to adapt to the differences and now it is better for me. I've made progress with my English as well and it's much better than it was at the start of the season. I can understand what the boss wants from me and I know my team-mates much better."