Liverpool youngster Lucas Leiva is hopeful he will one day be as good as his club captain Steven Gerrard.
The Brazilian midfielder has impressed in a central partnership with Gerrard over recent weeks as Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez rotates his options.
Lucas insists he still has a lot to learn, but the 20-year-old believes he is perfectly placed to develop alongside Gerrard.
"Stevie and I are different players. I am younger and I am still learning and he is helping me a lot," Lucas told Liverpool's official website.
"I am happy to be playing because I can learn from players like Stevie. It is fantastic to play alongside him because he is one of the best players in the world.
"Hopefully, one day I will be as good as he is but that is a long way away.
"When I play in midfield with him I have to play more of a holding role because he can go forward, create chances and score goals himself.
"Hopefully, when I have played more games and got more confidence I can go forward more myself."
Lucas is delighted to have played his part in Liverpool's recent winning run and says confidence at Anfield is high.
"We are scoring a lot of goals in games at the moment and we have to keep that going," he added.
"It is hard to say why it is happening at this time but the team is playing really well and we are creating plenty of chances.
"We have played really well in the last five or six games and the confidence is much better because we are scoring goals and winning but now we have to look forward to the next game."