Dani Pacheco has reiterated his determination to become a first-team player at Liverpool – with the success of compatriot Suso providing the perfect motivation.
The 21-year-old has consistently remained on the fringes of the senior squad since joining from Barcelona back in 2007, making 17 appearances in a Red shirt.
Several loan spells have offered a taste of competitive action, but the Spaniard has watched Suso earn a starting berth and now wants to emulate his younger colleague.
"I haven't played as much as I would like this season, but in football things can change very quickly," the versatile forward told the Liverpool Echo.
"Look at what's happened with Suso. He was given a chance and he took it. He has worked really hard and has been playing every week. He is doing very well and I'm happy for him.
"I must try to do the same. I hope I'll get a chance and then it's down to me to take it. I train with the first team every day and if I didn't have the belief that I could become a regular here I would have left already.
"I'll try to make sure that in the near future that happens. If it doesn't happen I will move on and try to make it somewhere else. But I still hope and believe I can make it at Liverpool."
A fundamental element of Pacheco's plan is to improve on the characteristics which manager Brendan Rodgers is looking for in his players and heed the Northern Irishman's advice.
"It's difficult when you don't play too many games," continued the former Barcelona youth.
"The most important thing for a young player is confidence. You get confidence by playing every week and I haven't done that yet.
"The manager loves players with skill but he also wants players to work really hard to win the ball back for the team. I'm doing my best and trying to improve the things that he is telling me to do. Hopefully I will impress the manager and get more games.
"I really enjoyed playing against Young Boys away when we won 5-3 with a very young side. The manager was very pleased with the way we performed and I'd love to play against them again at Anfield."
Should that chance not present itself in the near future, Pacheco is happy to keep his options open, but the youngster stressed his goal is to remain a Liverpool player.
He added: "There is still a month-and-a-half before the transfer window opens. When January comes I'm sure I'll have a meeting with the manager and we'll decide what is best for me.
"In the summer I was ready to go out on loan but then something strange happened at the last minute. They needed to get rid of one of their players before getting me in but in the end that player never went so I stayed.
"We will see what happens between now and January. I hope I can play more games and get my fitness up. I want to make it here."