Pennant said: “I feel as though I am settled in at Anfield now. I feel far more comfortable, and I feel as though I am proving people wrong still.
“I’m getting more confidence and looking forward to every game. Perhaps I’ve proved a few more people wrong with this performance. But the manager has said he has always had belief in me, that’s why he signed me.”
Pennant was delighted with the win over Chelsea on Saturday.
He added: “It’s a massive blow for Chelsea, yes, especially as they don’t lose many games.
“United are on a bit of a roll at the moment, but Chelsea can still put together a run between now and the end of the season.
“This result is a massive boost for us. We have some big games coming up, and we can gain confidence from this win.
“Second place is the target now. It’s important we keep the momentum going.”