Jonjo Shelvey has set himself a target of making at least 20 appearances for Liverpool next season - although he admits the prospect of playing for the Reds in the Barclays Premier League still has not fully sunk in.
Shelvey, who completed his move to Anfield from Charlton at the end of last season, has been training with his new team-mates in Switzerland and the 18-year-old is confident he can make a swift impact for the Merseysiders.
"Being at Liverpool is what every kid dreams of," Shelvey told www.liverpoolfc.tv.
"When I was in school and in the playground I used to pretend to be players like Steven Gerrard, so it's unreal to think I'll be training with these players day in and day out.
"I'm really excited and can't wait for the season to start now. I want to get at least 20 games under my belt this season so I can start getting myself into it.
"I am confident, you have to be. When you are 18 years of age and you are getting thrown into games at Anfield then you can't have any fear. You have to go and do what you do."