Liverpool youngster Martin Kelly is keen to establish himself in the side after winning a new deal at Anfield.
Highly-rated defender Kelly has been rewarded for his progress as a key member of the first-team squad with a new long-term contract.
The England Under 21 international has signed a new deal to keep him at the club until 2014.
Kelly, who emerged on the scene last season, has made 12 appearances this term under Roy Hodgson and he is enjoying being involved with the squad.
"Since I was first able to kick a football, all I've wanted to do is play for Liverpool," Kelly told the Liverpool Echo.
Progressing"I need to keep pushing and progressing now I've got the contract. The hard work starts now to try to make a name for myself in the team.
"I've settled in a lot more this season and found myself getting used to the players.
"It's great being around the players that are in our squad because of their quality and it's the best place to be at in terms of helping my development.
"At the minute I'm enjoying it. I've been at Liverpool since I was seven, and the feeling I'm getting playing for Liverpool and getting the chances I'm getting - I don't want it to stop."