Ben Davies has revealed what Jurgen Klopp told him before he moved to Sheffield United on loan from Liverpool in the summer.
The centre-back joined the Blades back in August after failing to make a single appearance for the Reds since his February arrival.
The 26-year-old centre-back arrived along with on-loan Ozan Kabak as the Reds grappled with a defensive injury crisis, but only made the bench eight times as an unused substitute.
But the return to fitness of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, along with the signing of Ibrahima Konate, saw Davies slip further down the pecking order.
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And the defender has still not given up hope of forcing his way into Klopp's thinking at Anfield, although he admits his immediate aim is to rediscover his form.
"He (Klopp) just said to enjoy it and wished me good luck for the season," he told Yorkshire Live when asked what the Liverpool boss told him when he left the Anfield club.
"I echoed the same back. I am in quite frequent contact with two or three guys at Liverpool who get involved in the loans and come and watch. One is coming next week to have a chat.
"The first month of being here has been about getting that resilience in my body back.
"I went from playing a lot of time and not training much to training a lot and not playing much. That switch has been quite difficult for my body, so the first month has been about game time and recovery and switching that rhythm back again.
"Looking forward I want to stay in the team, help the team and play as many minutes and pick up as many wins as we can and hopefully if I am doing that and helping the team that can become a successful year and we can try and get Sheffield United back to where they belong."
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And while Davies admits his dream move to the Reds hasn’t worked out the way he would have liked it to, he has not closed the door on his Liverpool future.
He said: "The situation at Liverpool now is a lot different to when I went in in terms of the defenders they have got available.
"I have thought of this year and going out and playing well, looking good to everyone at Liverpool and everyone who watches me.
"Then going back to Liverpool and trying to impress the manager and staff and seeing where I am at in the summer.
"Hopefully, I get the opportunity in pre-season next year to go back in and get another shot at showing what I can do."