Glen Johnson admits he did not have to think twice about signing a new contract at Liverpool and is feeling confident ahead of the new season.
The England defender endured a mixed last campaign at Anfield as he struggled for form under Roy Hodgson before regularly playing at left-back following Kenny Dalglish's return as manager.
He agreed a new long-term deal with the Reds on Wednesday and Johnson believes the future is bright following the club's impressive second half to last season.
"I'm very pleased. I've been here a couple of years and it's great to be staying here for a few years longer now," said Johnson.
"For the club to want me to be here is a great feeling and I did not have to think twice about signing.
"I think I am improving all the time at Liverpool. You're never too good to improve - and my aim is to just keep improving.
"With the squad we've got now, the backroom staff and the way things are going, things are looking positive. The club is looking to bring a few more players in, so the future is looking bright.
"We've made a couple of good signings already and with a few more we will be a right force in the coming season.
"I'm quietly confident (about the new season). If we take it game-by-game I think we'll do well."
Meanwhile, highly-rated teenage defender Andre Wisdom has pledged his future to the club by signing a contract extension.