The Italian full-back has failed to impress in the Premier League since joining the Reds from Udinese last summer in a £6million deal.
“When I arrived I didn’t understand the language or the football here. I found a lot of differences between English and Italian football,” he said.
“Here there is a higher intensity on the pitch and you have less time to think.
“In Italy you have more space, you have more time and the football is not as physical as it is here.
“But I have worked each day to adapt to the differences and now it is better for me. I’ve made progress with my English as well and it’s much better than it was at the start of the season.
“I can understand what the boss wants from me and I know my team-mates much better.”