While others are quick to praise the physical side of Andre Wisdom's game, the youngster himself admits he prefers to focus on getting the ball down and playing along the deck.
The powerful full-back shone at Academy level - and has continued to stand his ground against physical opposition in the Barclays Premier League.
But he feels he can also excel playing the passing game which was first introduced to him at youth level by Rodolfo Borrell and is currently being advocated by Brendan Rodgers.
Wisdom told The Times: "When you're at a young age and more physically developed than some of the other lads, it can be a bit easy at times because you know your strength means you can recover even if you do make a mistake.
"I suppose now people expect me to be a bit of a bully on the pitch, but I like to get the ball down and play like I was coached at the Academy.
"Rodolfo brought a different style to training. Obviously the Spanish way of playing is based on keeping the ball, a lot passing and possession and a big transition when you lose the ball.
"We noticed the change in style of coaching and playing straightaway and it's been for the better. It's played a big part in the way I've been progressing, especially with the new manager having the same sorts of methods.
"The upbringing we had at the Academy has definitely helped me and the other lads keep progressing."
After signing a new long-term Liverpool contract at the start of 2013, Wisdom returned to where it all began for him five years previously - the club's Kirkby complex - to thank his old Academy coaches for their guidance.
"You can't forget where you've come from," he explained. "The support I got from the people working there, day in and day out, is something I'll never forget.
"They helped me to get where I am today, so a quick 'thank you' and a shake of the hand doesn't cost me anything."
His transition from starlet to senior player has been a seamless one since the night he bulleted a header home against Young Boys in September 2012 after 40 minutes of his Liverpool debut.
And the lad from Leeds has had plenty of inspiration to draw on during his time at Melwood.
"When you're a young player, playing for such a big club, you are going to get noticed, but you have to stay humble and respect what the senior players are telling you," Wisdom said.
"But, when I think I'm in the right, I voice my opinion and it's heard just as any other player's would be.
"It's something the manager encourages because every team needs leaders.
Carragher is one and for me to be on the same pitch as him is an honour. If I could have half the career he's had, I would be happy. He's played more than 700 games for Liverpool now, which is phenomenal. When I think of what he's done and what he's achieved, it gives me something to strive for.
"Kenny Dalglish played a big part with a lot of people's development. He was there, training with us and helping us and, when you are working with a legend like him, it can only ever help."