Brazil international keen to adapt to the English top flight as quickly as possible.
New Liverpool signing Philippe Coutinho has admitted that he needs to get stronger physically before he can start making a real impact on the Premier League, says the Daily Star.
The Brazil international, who only arrived at Anfield from Inter Milan during the recent January transfer window, is set to start Saturday’s top-flight encounter at relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic and the 20-year-old is adamant that he can adapt to the English game.
“I’m quite calm about that,” said Coutinho. “I will get up and carry on playing. I have to score the goal first!
“In Brazil, the Premier League is followed more than any other by most people and everyone says it is the toughest league in the world.
“The difference I’ve noticed is you have to be a quick thinker and move around much sooner because the pace is so much higher.
“I need to improve my muscles because they are still quite small at the moment.
“I always knew the type of football here would be much harder.
“But with the help of the manager, staff and players, I will try to adapt as quickly as possible.
“Before I came here Lucas told me about the style of play.
“To me it is a challenge and I wanted to deal with it as soon as possible.
“I have already moved into a house. My wife is here and my brothers, too.
“I need to spend some time at a club to play my best.
“The No 10 does not give me any added pressure. I am well aware that I am representing a huge club.”