Liverpool defender Andrea Dossena believes he is adapting to life in English football amidst speculation he is set to leave Anfield in the summer.
The full-back has failed to impress on Merseyside since leaving Udinese last summer in a £6million deal and rumour is rife that the Reds are ready to sell.
Dossena admits that it has taken him time to settle in the Premier League but the seven-time Italy international claims he now feels at home.
"When I arrived I didn't understand the language or the football here. I found a lot of differences between English and Italian football," he said.
"Here there is a higher intensity on the pitch and you have less time to think.
"In Italy you have more space, you have more time and the football is not as physical as it is here.
"But I have worked each day to adapt to the differences and now it is better for me. I've made progress with my English as well and it's much better than it was at the start of the season.
"I can understand what the boss wants from me and I know my team-mates much better."