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Sebastian Coates relishing Liverpool challenge

20 Sep 2011 10:21:19

Sebastian Coates relishing Liverpool challenge

Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates admits he is well outside his comfort zone after moving to England from Uruguay but is confident he has the ability to succeed. The 20-year-old made his debut ahead of schedule as a substitute in the weekend's 4-0 defeat at Tottenham after injury to Daniel Agger. Coates is now set for his first start in the Carling Cup tie at Brighton less than a month after arriving from Nacional in his homeland for a fee believed to be in the region of ?7million. Bad start: Sebastian Coates (right) and Liverpool crashed to Spurs on Sunday But the 6ft 6in centre-back, named young player of the tournament in his country's Copa America triumph this summer, is relishing the test of moving to, and playing in, a different country. 'The biggest attraction was the challenge: to come to an unfamiliar place - a huge club - and make a name for myself,' he told LFC magazine. 'So far in my career, I have been very lucky; to play for Nacional, to play in the Copa Libertadores, to win the Copa America. 'There has been a lot of success in a short period of time but I have achieved that in a place where I am most comfortable. 'Now, I am here, in a different country, in a different league, with different team-mates. 'The best players are successful wherever they go. I am determined to become an important player here at a historical stage of the club's future.'  Gerrard's back to raise the standard for Liverpool after White Hart Lane horror showGraham Poll: Dalglish can't cover up Liverpool's failings by blaming refereesDalglish dodges FA feud by deflecting attention away from red cardsTottenham 4 Liverpool 0: Spurs run riot as nine-man Reds crumble at White Hart LaneAll the latest Liverpool news, features and opinion


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