He told LFC Magazine: “I do read newspapers and I know what they say if we lose or if we fail to score. That’s not important. I think the most important thing for us is to buy good players.
“If the manager brings in a striker, that means another rival for me. It makes the team stronger and should make me better.
“Sometimes you can buy these players who are supposed to score 30 goals a season, but nothing is guaranteed in the Premiership.
“Andriy Shevchenko is a great example of that. He was exceptional in Italy but has found life difficult here. Didier Drogba didn’t score many goals in his first two campaigns.
“It’s my first year and I’m still adapting to the football.”