Harvey Elliott is determined to mature into a first-team regular for Liverpool.
The 19-year-old midfielder has played 10 games so far this season because of injuries to Thiago and Jordan Henderson, but wants more.
“They put their arm around me and give me a helping hand if needed but at the same time I need to solve my own problems and I need to deal with it myself like a man,” he said.
“I am not a kid anymore, so I need to have that authority and make sure I stamp things out.
“If there are things I need to improve on then I need to improve on them and for me it’s just about making sure I do what I can do to get in the team and cement my spot.
“Everyone needs to be ready, fully confident, motivated and ready to go out and play because, at the end of the day, we’re going to need everyone. I feel fully confident and motivated.”