In an interview with talkSPORT's Sport magazine, the Brazilian also discussed his decision to leave his home country, switching from attack to defence and the side's performances under Brendan Rodgers.
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On becoming a defensive midfielder... I think, during my time here, the holding midfielder position was the position that I felt most comfortable in. And, of course, the competition for the place of attacking midfielder was not easy. So I just had to move back a bit, and I started to feel really comfortable in the way I could play and be important for the team. I've played in many positions for Liverpool, but that was the one I felt comfortable in - and, after that, I just kept going and learning a lot. And today I feel like it has always been my position.
On moving to Europe... A few people said I was a bit crazy to come to England, actually, because normally we see Brazilian players leaving Brazil for Portugal or Spain, where the coaching is similar and the language is easier. But Liverpool came and I couldn't say no, really. It was the same as when I was 14 and moved away from Dourados - that was my chance then, and I thought: 'This is my chance now, and I have to take it.' Of course it was a big move that came with a lot of pressure, so it was another stage of my career where I had to learn a lot and be patient. I had to have determination to get to where I wanted to be. And, I think, after five years here I'm getting closer to where I want to be.
On falling in love with Liverpool... Liverpool is my home now. My son was born here, and now when I go back to Brazil it's for holidays... and where I come back to, Liverpool, is home. I post pictures just to share a bit with the fans and to show them around Liverpool, because I don't think a lot of people know how nice it is. All they know is The Beatles. Of course they are a big thing, but there is a lot more about Liverpool than The Beatles and the football. I didn't know that either when I came here, to be honest. I only knew about the football club and The Beatles, but then I found out a lot of good things about the city and about the people - it's a lovely city.
On Jamie Carragher... At the very beginning of my career here I couldn't speak any English, and Carra came up to me in the dressing room and asked me a question. I didn't understand a word, but I just thought I had to agree with him. So I said: "Yes." He was very surprised with my answer. He said: "Yes?!" I could see on his face he was not happy, so I said: "No." He said: "No?" And I said "No." And that's it. I have never asked him what he was asking me. I don't want to know. He might not even remember it now, but for me it was like: 'What am I doing?' It was a funny story.
On improving under Brendan Rodgers... The season has been a hard one for us, but we have a lot of positive things to take from it, and good performances against big teams. We are always trying to find consistency - that's what we'll try to do for the next 10 games. If we can find it, then for sure next season will be a better one.