Dominic Solanke has discussed his preferred playing position, as well as his chances of breaking through at Liverpool.
Solanke became the club’s first signing of the summer when he joined upon the expiration of his contract at Chelsea.
The striker arrives with a promising reputation, and while he does not expect to start immediately in a team full of attacking talent, he expects to be given more chances at Anfield.
“Every time I see Liverpool there’s such a family nature. Anfield is an amazing stadium so I can’t wait to experience that,” he told LFC TV. “When you see it on TV you can get a bit of what the atmosphere’s like, but to actually be there… I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like.
“As a young player you always want to see the club you’re at pushing young players through.
“I’m quite good friends with Joe Gomez — I’ve known him since we were young – and obviously Ovie [Ejaria] and Sheyi [Ojo] were with us at the U20 World Cup. We spoke a bit when we were away, so I’m looking forward to enjoying it with them.
“Liverpool’s got a lot of good young players, so hopefully everyone can play their part.”
Asked what his preferred playing position is, Solanke then replied: “I can play behind the striker as a No. 10 or out wide, so I think I’m quite versatile.”
On manager Jurgen Klopp, he added: “Every time I’ve seen him he’s always so enthusiastic and passionate so I think that’s what you need.
“As a young player you just want to reach your full potential, so to have good players around you and a good manager to help will be really good.