Italy international Andrea Dossena has admitted he has not made the best start to life at Liverpool.
The 27-year-old, who has been criticised for some below-par displays since his £7million summer transfer from Udinese, was an unused substitute for Tuesday's Champions League draw with Atletico Madrid.
Dossena knows his form has been poor though, telling the Guardian: "I am not fully happy with my level and, with Fabio (Aurelio) in my position, the manager has the option of a player more in tune with the tactics of the team right now.
"Eighteen months ago I would not have expected to be playing for one of the most famous clubs in the world.
"I do not have silverware in my collection in my career but signing for Liverpool I have a real chance to win medals in every competition we enter.
"There are new demands on me. At Udinese my place in the team was more secure than it ever will be at Liverpool, where there is so much ability in the squad.
"I must now get to a high level and maintain that, but first I have to battle to win selection. I am learning all the time. I knew that coming to Liverpool and a new league would improve me as a player."