Cape Town - Despite being unable to guide Liverpool to a derby win against Everton, England international Adam Lallana is settling down well on Merseyside and is confident he will be at the peak of his game in due course.
Liverpool v Everton
Liverpool were left ruing a late wonderstrike from Phil Jagielka which left both Liverpool-based sides leaving Anfield with a point.
"After every game I'm feeling more comfortable," the new Liverpool signing told the club's website.
"I just want to keep working hard and I still feel I can improve even more, get better and put in better performances.
"I don't want to make excuses, but I did miss pre-season. It's a valuable part of getting the rustiness out. It's just going to be with game time now.
"Because of the injuries we've had, I've probably played a lot more than I would have done coming back from injury. But it has been great - that's what you need as a player.
"I felt great out there, fitness-wise, and it's just disappointing we couldn't get the three points."
Liverpool are in thirteenth position on the log while Everton a point and a place behind their arch-rivals.