Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has vowed to carry on working hard after a 'whirlwind' 12 months as he strives for further improvement.
Henderson made the move to Anfield from Sunderland last year and ended the season by going to Euro 2012 after being called up to replace the injured Frank Lampard.
He has slipped down the pecking order under Brendan Rodgers at the start of the new campaign and is currently away on international duty with the Under 21 team, rather than the senior England squad.
Henderson recognises that he is still not the finished article but he is determined to do whatever it takes to fulfil his potential.
"It's been a whirlwind of a 12 months, but I have really enjoyed it and learned a lot of things on the way," Henderson, who will captain Stuart Pearce's U21s against Norway on Monday night, told Sky Sports News.
"I am still learning and if I can carry on doing that then hopefully the next 12 months and beyond will be even better."
The 22-year-old added: "I am starting to feel a bit older with the young lads coming in but I have still got a long way to go and a lot to learn.
"I think I will just keep working hard, keep my head down and hopefully I can become a better player."