'I'm still adapting but hungry to contribute now' - Takumi Minamino
Takumi Minamino acknowledges he's still finding his feet in this Liverpool side, but doesn't consider that to be an acceptable excuse when it comes to delivering important contributions.
Minamino has six appearances to his name for the Reds since arriving at the start of the year from Austrian outfit Salzburg.
While being afforded a period of adaptation by Jürgen Klopp, the No.18 is now determined to leave lasting impressions on the matches he features in.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: "In the last three months there have been areas which I'm quite happy about. But personally I would love to contribute more to goals and assists – I'm feeling very hungry about that.
"I don't really know how much I still need to learn. But day by day, I'm feeling that I understand his [Klopp's] philosophies and I'm getting better.
"I have to show results. I think this is very important in order to win trust from the teammates and trust from the supporters. I think this is a very important thing that I have to achieve.
"I have been in this club for three months and I haven't played many games and my playing time is not that much – but this is not a good excuse.
"In order to appeal to my teammates and [for them to] understand what I'm good at, I have to do what I really need to do.
"I think I'm still [learning] to fully understand the team, but I still hate to wait. In order to make an instant impact and make a contribution to the team, I'm doing my best every day.
"I only have limited chances but when the manager needs me, I have to show the results of the manager's expectations."
Minamino is out to achieve his aims on Saturday afternoon when Bournemouth arrive at Anfield for a Premier League encounter.
It's a fixture that can't come quick enough for the 25-year-old and his teammates, with Liverpool looking to respond to back-to-back defeats.
Losing at Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday now leaves Klopp's men focused on achieving success in two competitions for the remainder of the campaign.
"It's really important to focus 100 per cent on the remaining Champions League and Premier League titles," Minamino continued.
"We have to change the mindset 100 per cent to the Premier League and Champions League. Of course we failed to win some titles and we're obviously very disappointed but we have to use that feeling.
"We only can get over that disappointment of this loss by winning the next matches. Luckily we've got a very tight schedule and the next match is coming soon at the weekend.
"We stop thinking about this loss by just concentrating on winning this next match and training harder.
"We are never negative, we all think about winning the next match.
"The atmosphere in the dressing room is really positive – we keep this positivity in training every day."
As Liverpool set out to return to winning ways by picking up an important set of three points, Minamino detailed the positive impact those in the crowd can have on proceedings come Saturday lunchtime.
He added: "Support from the fans always gives us positive energy. In order to overcome this difficult situation, their support really is huge.
"This good atmosphere would be a huge help for us. Support at Anfield is always encouraging players.
"In order to overcome this difficult situation, this energy from the support will be very important."