Liverpool’s Jarell Quansah insists he has not achieved something but as a result of he’s not thought of one of many greats.
The defender made his breakthrough at Anfield this season and earned the belief of boss Jurgen Klopp.
The supervisor mentioned this month that he was shocked by his meteoric rise, with Liverpool having thought of re-loaning Quansah after he spent the second half of final season with Bristol Rovers in League One.
However the England Below-21 worldwide, who made his Younger Lions debut final month, has now made 9 appearances for the Reds this season.
Nonetheless, it’s not sufficient for the formidable 20-year-old, who desires to depart a long-lasting mark on the sport.
He mentioned: “No (his season hasn’t exceeded expectations) as a result of nobody has mentioned ‘Jarell Quansah is among the greatest gamers on this planet’ but.
“Nobody has mentioned he’s a central defender. Nobody has mentioned ‘he is all this’, so till I am thought of no less than the most effective gamers within the Premier League, there is no motive for me to take a seat on what I’ve received and say, ‘Oh yeah. I performed 9 video games for Liverpool’. That has by no means been the top aim.
“I’ve at all times wished to be a winner. I’ve hated dropping since I used to be younger. I at all times cried after I misplaced. If I lose it nonetheless ruins my weekend and stuff like that.
“There isn’t a level in setting targets that you just assume you’ll be able to obtain. You would possibly as nicely set a aim which will appear unattainable, however you by no means know what you’ll be able to obtain.
“Stunned could possibly be an attention-grabbing phrase, however I feel he (Klopp) means I did not anticipate one but.
“I do not assume it was, ‘It is a shock, I’ve skilled with him earlier than and he is not a great participant.’ It was about how rapidly it comes and the way I handled the setbacks I discovered myself in.
“There isn’t a expectation that if I am going on mortgage at Bristol Rovers I’ll go straight into the primary crew and do in addition to I’ve. That is the place the shock got here from.”
Quansah made his debut in Liverpool’s late 2-1 win over Newcastle in August, approaching as an alternative to the injured Joel Matip after Virgil Van Dijk was despatched off.
He additionally had a aim disallowed within the 3-2 Europa League defeat at Toulouse final week, with Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones and Trent Alexander-Arnold all providing phrases of knowledge.
He mentioned: “They only say take pleasure in it. It sounds so easy and cliché, but it surely’s straightforward for younger centre-backs to not play their recreation, play it secure and never do what they do at different ranges simply because it is a step up.
“Once they say that, you chill out slightly bit, so after I’m informed to take pleasure in it, I could be free and simply play. I haven’t got to fret about making errors as a result of they may occur.
“I am unable to bear in mind the final participant who had an ideal profession and by no means made a mistake. That is going to occur and that is the way in which you be taught greatest, so simply take pleasure in myself and do my greatest.”
Now Quansah prepares to journey to Serbia on Friday for Saturday’s Euro 2025 qualifier in Backa Topola, earlier than returning to Northern Eire at Goodison Park in Group F on Tuesday.
Lee Carsley’s aspect are second within the group after final month’s late 3-2 defeat to Ukraine after beating Serbia 9-1 on the Metropolis Floor.
The loss to Ukraine in Poland, drawn at 2-2 after trailing 2-0, was solely England’s third in qualifying since 2011, however Quansah is completely satisfied to be taught the teachings.
He mentioned: “We did not seize the sport as we must always have and their aim was a sucker.
“Issues will definitely be completely different (in Serbia), it’s at all times troublesome to depart house, as we discovered in opposition to Ukraine.”