Mamadou Sakho says he has learnt a lot from Liverpool's most senior players as the summer signing continues to develop at Merseyside.
Sakho left Paris Saint-Germain in the summer for the Reds and while the centre back has struggled somewhat for regular game time - featuring for the side eight times before December - he was able to have a big hand in helping them defeat West Ham 4-1 at the weekend, scoring his first goal for the club.
The 23 year old insists he is far from frustrated with his lack of game time and is inspired by Liverpool's more senior players such as Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard.
He told reporters: "There is competition but the most important thing is that all the players make themselves ready and available for the group.
"They [want to] help the team to grow and help Liverpool get back onto the European stage.
"They are all experienced players and so I can only learn from working alongside them - as a youngster I can benefit from their experience.
"That said, of course I'm working really hard to earn my place in the side, like every player. It's been going well up to now."
Sakho was one of five defensive signings brought to the club last summer. After spending his entire career at PSG the young star admitted to feeling emotional after leaving the side that he had called home for so long but Sakho has often claimed that it is a dream come true joining a club like Liverpool.
And with Rodgers reportedly nicknaming him 'Killer' for his efforts in the training sessions Sakho will be hoping that he can become a long-term success with Liverpool along the likes of Gerrard, who he admits he often looks to for guidance.