Liverpool youngster Jack Robinson believes this season is his best chance to impress supporters at Anfield and establish himself as a first choice Reds' defender.
"This year has been the best year for me. I've been injury free and managed to get a few games for the first team, so it has been really good so far. As long as I can keep improving in my game and show the manager what I can do then hopefully he'll give me a few more chances. If I get the chance then I'm sure I can make that position mine one day," the 19 year old left back told the club's official Web site.
The Warrington-born youngster graduated to the Liverpool first team in 2010 but has made only eight appearances for the Reds since then. He did briefly hold the record for being the youngster player to ever represent the club - at 16 years and six days - when he made a substitute appearance against West Brom in a Capital One Cup tie, and Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers has admitted to being pleased with his development.
"Young Jack has been doing very well," the Northern Irishman told the Liverpool Echo, adding, "He's had a lot of exposure to the first team as a young player already, but he's done very well recently and it's good news for him. It's also great news for Liverpool that not only are there so many young players featuring in the team, but they're also getting that recognition at international level, which is always important."
Robinson is part of a slew of Reds youngsters who have been promoted to the club's first team under new manager Rodgers and it is testament to the club's youth system (and bodes well for the future) that a number of them - Robinson, Raheem Sterling, Jonjo Shelvey and Jerome Sinclair - have made important contributions for both club and country.
"I am really enjoying working under the manager and he is a really nice person as well. He wants me to show what I can do and put him under pressure in terms of competition for places, so I am just going to work as hard as I can to try and get a place in this team," Robinson explained, "Seeing the manager give us young lads this season has given me a lot of confidence. Raheem (Sterling) has been doing fantastic, Suso has done well... confidence is sky high."
Liverpool resume club action with home games against Reading (Premier League) on 20 October and Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala (UEFA Europa League) on 25 October, before a trip across town to play local rivals Everton on 28 October.