Liverpool defender Andrea Dossena admits he is feeling more settled at Anfield after a difficult start to life in England.
Dossena has struggled to make an impact at Liverpool following his arrival from Udinese last summer.
The full-back, who is preparing for Italy's friendly with Brazil in North London, believes he now understands more of what is required of him from Reds boss Rafa Benitez.
"In the first six months it was not easy for me because Italian football is very different from here," Dossena told Sky Sports News.
"Now I know what the boss Benitez wants from me."
Dossena also insists Liverpool will fight until the end with Manchester United for the Premier League title.
The Reds sit in second spot two points behind leaders United, but Dossena says the squad will give their all to try and win the championship crown.
"United are a strong team, a good team, but we are Liverpool Football Club. We want to win and we will try to win until the finish of the season.
"If at the finish of the season you win okay, but we want to stay there."