posted on Oct, 8 2004 @ 06:18 AM
Liverpool defender Josemi has revealed how quickly he is settling in to life on Merseyside.
The 24-year-old, who Benitez brought to Anfield in a £2m deal from Malaga, has taken less than 10 games to cement his place at right-back.
And he admits that has largely been down to the welcome he has received at Anfield.
He said: "The weather, the people here, the fans, plus everyone who works at the club are making it really easy for me to get used to my new
surroundings which is important when you come to a new club and a different country.
"The fact that Rafael Benitez speaks good English has helped bridge the gap between myself and my new team-mates as well."
He added: "I have definitely noticed that the English game is harder and tougher than the Spanish game.
"I have always enjoyed the physical side anyway and this has helped me fit in over here. I think I can probably be a bit more aggressive but I'm still
learning about English football."